Inside The Perfect Upper East Side Pied-à-Terre

by Guest of A Guest · September 17, 2023

    Mulling over a move to the Upper East Side?

    Might we recommend Apartment 17C at 49 East 86th Street?

    This newly renovated one-bedroom, one-bathroom is exactly the starter spot pied-à-terre New York real estate hopefuls dream of.

    A large eat-in kitchen, a comfy living room ready for entertaining, herringbone hardwood floors, custom built-ins, a fireplace, a terrace just begging for potted plants you'll forget about.

    It's a co-op, which means something I just will never understand, and if you think I'm kidding I only just recently found out that I myself live in a co-op for no reason other than I happened to notice that detail on StreetEasy one day.

    But beyond all the interior charm, what makes this the perfect Upper East Side pied-à-terre is location, location, location.

    The park slash reservoir is just a stone's throw - a convenient alibi for why people will always spot you on the street in leggings. 

    It's right across the street from Butterfield Market - the NYC equivalent to Erewhon, a place you'll happily give all your money to in exchange for all the prepared foods. 

    It's a block away from Neue Galerie, which is not only the best sleeper museum in New York, but the one with the tastiest hot chocolate. 

    I mean, what more could you really want?

    Well, ideally for it to come with that chic tufted pink couch, but hey, I'm sure that could be arranged.

    [Photos via Douglas Elliman Real Estate]