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Upper West Side condo across from American Museum of Natural History unveils model homes

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The eight-story building has a total of 21 apartments, half of which have already sold

Residence 3A and lobby photos by Donna Dotan Photography

A little over a year after sales launched on the condo conversion of the charming red brick and terra cotta building at 101 West 78th Street, the developer, GTIS Development, has now unveiled two model apartments at the eight-story building.

Interiors at the building were designed by Stephen Sills, who is known for his work on the St. Regis Hotel, and private residences at the Apthorp and the Baccarat Residences. Many of the distinct design elements he incorporated into the condo can be seen in the model homes.

The first of the two furnished models is a four-bedroom apartment that measures 4,050 square feet, and is currently on the market for just under $11 million. The condo has ceiling heights that measure up to ten-and-a-half feet, a spacious corner living room with a gas fireplace, a formal dining room, and an eat-in kitchen.

The second model home is a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home, which albeit smaller than its neighbor, has a terrace that measures 450 square feet. The condo is currently on the market for $5.95 million.

What the apartments do share in common are features like solid oak herringbone floors, and Smallbone of Devizes kitchens custom designed by Sills and equipped with Miele and Sub Zero appliances.

At present, half of the building’s 21 condos have sold including the penthouse that sold just two months after it came on the market for $23.5 million last October. The condo building, which was built in 1886, is located directly across from the American Museum of Natural History; the first set of residents have started moving in. Sales and marketing at the project are being handled by Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing.

Residence 3B photos by Adam Kane Macchia
Exterior photo courtesy 101 West 78th Street