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109 East 79 On New York’s Upper East Side Opens To Residents

Having launched sales exactly one year ago, Legion Investment Group has nearly sold out its development at 109 East 79 at pricing that certifies it as one of the most successful new luxury developments in New York City. The exceedingly rare property, which has commenced closings and opened to residents, is envisioned by the world-revered Steven Harris Architects and developed by Legion Investment Group––a real estate developer, owner, and operator with an established track record of executing architecturally distinguished buildings.

Located just off Park Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, 109 East 79 has set pricing and velocity benchmarks for the Upper East Side––one of the world’s most desired neighborhoods––marking 95% sold, with average prices of over $4,000 per square foot including five penthouses that quickly ranked amongst New York’s highest signed contracts of the year. The building’s popularity and incredible sales velocity directly reflects the appeal for Manhattan buyers to reside at the heart of this iconic location, within a modern but timelessly styled development that respectfully pays tribute to the storied architectural history and influences of the surrounding neighborhood. 

“We always knew the rarity of bringing a new residential development of this rare caliber and scale to the Upper East Side, one of New York City’s most prestigious neighborhoods, is a proposition that would appeal to discerning buyers,” said Victor Sigoura, founder and CEO of Legion Investment Group, “We couldn’t be more excited to have reached this significant milestone and to welcome our first residents home to 109 East 79.”

109 East 79 has attracted buyers drawn to Steven Harris Architects’ highly customized approach and unique fusion of eras and styles. The property offers an array of elegant 31 two- to five-bedroom residences emphasizing classically proportioned layouts and voluminous spaces, stretching beyond 6,000 square feet in some instances. Inside the 20-story building, each residence, meticulously planned and designed by Steven Harris Architects with interiors and landscaping by Rees Roberts + Partners, is anchored by spacious entertaining and dining areas and layouts emphasizing volume and vistas. Ceiling heights soar up to 20’, and floor plans are oriented to take advantage of views over private gardens, including the building’s own: a calm oasis featuring a water wall, designed by artist Mig Perkins.

Notably, 109 East 79 is one of a small handful of residential projects designed inside and out by Steven Harris Architects, regularly named by Architectural Digest as one of the top design firms in the world. While Harris has designed several private commissions within the Upper East Side’s most iconic pre-war buildings, 109 East 79 is the first project where he leaves his signature on the neighborhood through a fully realized architectural vision.

In addition to commencing closings and welcoming residents into their homes, the building has recently unveiled a new model residence, in conjunction with the release of the final remaining residences available for sale. Designed by Steven Harris Architects, the 1,647 square-foot, two-bedroom residence overlooks tree-lined East 79th Street and offers a gracious, considered layout and grand entertaining space.

“109 East 79 unarguably offers the best of the Upper East Side, providing residents unprecedented levels of finish and a design language unlike any other,” said Cathy Franklin of The Corcoran Group, who exclusively handled sales. “With closings commencing and a limited selection of residences remaining, this is the last chance for buyers to live in this highly sought-after boutique building located right at the heart of the prime Upper East Side.”

One of the most highly anticipated components of the building is the thoughtfully designed indoor and outdoor amenities. The large scale of 109 East 79 has enabled Legion to offer a robust suite of amenities, a rarity for such a prime Upper East Side location. Residents will arrive home to the building’s soaring double-height lobby, an intimate lounge, and library that overlook the private garden. As residents continue to move in, they can enjoy, a double-height fitness center overlooking the garden and designed by The Wright Fit featuring an international squash court with retractable basketball hoop, movement studio with pilates and Gyrotonic equipment; a spa equipped with treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and hair salon, a screening room, golf simulator and a fully equipped game room. 

109 East 79’s Upper East Side location is paramount, offering the city’s finest retail flagships, culinary destinations, hotels, and cultural institutions all within easy reach. The expanse of Museum Mile is two blocks away, featuring The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Nearby restaurants include Sant Ambroeus, Via Quadronno, Orsay, The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Daniel by Daniel Boulud. Madison Avenue, just a block away, offers an unparalleled selection of luxury retailers and fashion houses.

Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the exclusive marketing and sales agent for 109 East 79. For additional information or to schedule a private appointment, please visit www.109east79.com 

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