The area is known for its quaint and quiet side streets, cozy brownstones, mammoth mansions and a wealth of cultural offerings. The Upper East Side is also a hub of fine dining and high-end retail.
Attractions like historic Gracie Mansion and the lush gardens at the Frick Collection draw thousands of tourists and locals to the area annually.
The Upper East Side’s access to mass transit, relative safety and quality school system have made it a family favorite as well. The neighborhood’s popularity has caused new construction and existing home prices to escalate in the last several years.
Here’s a brief round-up of what’s available for $6 million or less in the new condo market on the Upper East Side:
1. The Monaco
Residences feature balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, a plethora of closet space, and a kitchen island with a breakfast bar. Some units have included outdoor space.
Amenities include: a rooftop deck, voice intercom, gym and storage.
Pricing starts at: $1.4 million.
2. The Sutton
The Sutton by Toll Brothers City Living captures the charm and elegance of one of Manhattan’s most famous neighborhoods, Sutton Place. With its thoughtful, elegant design finishes and detailing, The Sutton thoroughly encapsulates the opulence and history of Sutton Place.
The development houses 113 residences that range in size from 1,442 square feet to 3,356 square feet, including three unique penthouse units — a simplex, a duplex and a triplex. Each of The Sutton’s penthouse residences feature state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, including a full-height Gaggenau wine refrigerator, private outdoor space and exceptional views.
Amenities include: a children’s playroom, resident’s lounge with fireplace, fitness center and shared garden.
Pricing starts at $3.4 million.
3. 180 East 88th Street
Residences boast design finishes that harken back to the pre-war era, immense nine-foot-tall tilt-turn windows, 14-foot ceilings, and custom kitchens designed by Molteni and C Dada.
Amenities include: a wine room, private storage, a fitness and yoga studio, and children’s playroom.
Pricing starts at $3.6 million.
4. 27 East 79th Street
27 East 79th Street was developed by Adellco Management. It houses a total of eight units that range in size from 1,475 square feet to 3,006 square feet. The building’s facade is clad in limestone and features ornate ironwork detailing, along with a glass-domed marquee evoking a Parisian aesthetic.
Located steps away from Central Park, 27 East 79th Street includes eight, two- to five- bedroom residences, including a duplex townhouse with a private garden and a triplex penthouse designed by the world-renowned interiors firm Cabinet Alberto Pinto.
Amenities include: a private garden.
Pricing starts at $5.3 million.
5. Park Mansion
Park Mansion features full-floor contemporary homes in a carefully restored Pre-War European mansion house. This neighborhood landmark is reminiscent of a grand Dutch Canal House with a stepped gable, arched windows and red-brown brickwork offset by white stucco ornaments.
Amenities include: key locked elevator entry, bike storage, private gym, and a full time doorman.
Pricing starts at $6 million.