When is the Upper East Side not the Upper East Side? The answer can be found in Carnegie Hill, a small, upscale mini-neighborhood on the Upper East Side that covers the ten blocks north of 86th Street between Central Park and Third Avenue. Aesthetically, Carnegie Hill's tree-lined blocks and elegant pre-war row houses seem very Upper East Side. Ditto for the understated and resolutely up-market feel of the neighborhood's restaurants, nightspots and cultural scene. But while Carnegie Hill looks and feels much like the Upper East Side, it also departs from the Upper East Side's posh stereotype in some slight but significant ways. Where Yorkville, Carnegie Hill's fellow Upper East Side mini-neighborhood, subs in German culture and a younger-skewing nightlife scene, Carnegie Hill has a family-oriented, low-key style that recalls nothing so much as, gasp, the Upper West Side.
But while Carnegie Hill has earned a reputation as a more sedate and less buttoned-down corner of the Upper East Side, it's far from boring. The best of Manhattan's famed Museum Mile falls in Carnegie Hill, and Carnegie Hill condominiums are just a short walk from some of the loveliest real estate in Central Park. While much of the housing stock in Carnegie Hill is of the pre-war variety, a host of understated new construction Carnegie Hill condos -- for instance, the LEED-certified condominiums at 180 East 93rd Street or the elegant new condominium 1055 Park Avenue -- have added some new construction glamour to this most laid-back of neighborhoods.
Originally designed by Rosario Candela and reimagined by Vincente Wolf and Kinlin Rutherfurd Architects, 12 East 88th Street embodies the sophistication of the Upper East Side. Its enviable address also places it right by the Guggenheim Museum and Central Park.
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Homes on the Upper East Side have been known for being particularly captivating, and Philip House lives up to that reputation. This classic prewar building offers 53 elegantly designed apartments along with a slew of fascinating amenities that include a club room, a landscaped terrace and a fitness center.
Located in the coveted Carnegie Hill neighborhood of the Upper East Side, the appropriately named Carnegie Park treats its residents to well-appointed homes and an extensive amenity space, not to mention an enviable location just steps away from Central Park.
1199 Park Avenue is a post-war high-rise in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The condos for sale within 1199 Park Avenue all feature spacious layouts with granite kitchens and state-of-the-art appliances. The luxury condominium also features a pet-friendly roof-deck and an on-site parking garage.
New Park Avenue building to open in mid-2014, 16 stories, includes 11 units that will be for sale. Luxury building includes high ceilings, custom kitchens, and hardwood floors.
Defined by its dramatic arches and stone facade, 180 East 88th Street's architecture is evocative of Manhattan's pre-war sophistication, while distinguishing itself with an air of modernity. As the tallest building north of 72nd Street, it treats its discerning residents to panoramic views of Manhattan.
Carnegie Hill Tower is a rare condo building in one of the most coveted Manhattan neighborhoods. This 32 story building is unique as it is one of the few postwar buildings in the area and its stunning asymmetrical design makes it a real standout.
1055 Park Avenue is a distinctly adorned condominium on the southeast corner of 87th Street on the Upper East Side. Constructed with glass windows, the open and alluring structure offers 5 individual units, spread out over 12 floors. Residents can enjoy varied amenities, including complete building staff and fitness center.
Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen to pay homage to the surrounding neighborhood, the clean angles and modern cues of its architecture are matched by the timeless design of its interior.
Trafalgar House is a recently converted condo on the Upper East Side. Oversized windows are key feature to all units, ushering in an unrivalled amount of sunlight into the spacious layouts. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, private storage, and a private laundry room, all which certainly ensure comfort and convenience.