“109 East 79 combines classic, understated
design with fine craftsmanship.”
Steven Harris, Architect
109 East 79, designed by Steven Harris Architects and Rees Roberts + Partners, is a new residential condominium that captures the very essence of The Upper East Side: confident, elegant, and replete with dramatic volumes and exquisite detailing. Offering a limited collection of residences designed for living in the grandest sense, 109 East 79 effortlessly captures the beauty, energy, and romance of this celebrated neighborhood.
109 East 79’s high ceilings and substantial casement windows create a strongly articulated facade with a direct connection to Park Avenue’s grand residential buildings of a century ago. Composed of limestone and hand-laid Roman brick in complementary shades, the facade is a celebration of both the beauty of nature and the skill of the craftsman. A double-height entrance, featuring an expressionist art glass window by artist Mig Perkins, and a sumptuous lobby with soaring walls of Italian travertine, are simultaneously impressive and understated.
109 East 79 showcases the talents of an array of artists and artisans, sculpting and working with a wealth of exquisite materials. A striking expressionist glass mural, designed by Mig Perkins and handmade in UrbanGlass's' studio in Brooklyn, sets the tone for a building where every facet has been considered. Decorative metalwork, designed and fabricated by New York-based Workspace11, is carefully fashioned into elegant staircase rails and intricate door handles. Custom fiberglass elements dipped in bronze by Amaral Custom Fabrications, a renowned art fabricator in Rhode Island, form the centerpiece of Mig Perkins’ water wall in the Lobby Garden.
My goal as the artist is to bring moments of visual pleasure to people’s daily experience of the building.
Mig Perkins, Artist