The Lucida - 151 East 85th Street
The Lucida, the Upper East Side’s first LEED-certified condominium, was designed by Cook + Fox and boasts a stunning glass façade that makes every unit in the building delightfully sun-drenched. With only 110 units in the 20 floor high-rise, the building is exceedingly private and the units, which range in size from two to five bedrooms, are wonderfully spacious.
Conveniently located in the vicinity of some of Manhattan’s best schools, museum mile, restaurants, boutiques, gourmet groceries, parks, delis, and cafés, the Lucida is perfect for those looking for privacy and calm amidst all of the city’s bustle. To boot, it’s near the 4, 5, and 6 trains along with buses going in every direction.
This building has truly set the standard in modern green living with everything from water efficiency (landscaping designed with rainwater collection and preservation in mind, for example), to the building’s mechanical systems which were designed for optimum energy performance. The building also boasts filtered air and indoor materials that emit fewer pollutants all of which provide a healthier living, as well as light colored roofing materials that provide residents with a cooler living environment. A true diamond find, The Lucida provides modern amenities, spacious living quarters, and the gift of a more healthful living environment.
Address: The Lucida, 151 East 85th Street (Lexington Avenue)
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Size: Two to five bedrooms
Year Built: 2008
Apartments: Every apartment in the Lucida is sun-drenched and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows along with 10-foot ceilings. Luscious chocolate-stained solid oak floors, master bathrooms with marble floors, and maple and bamboo vanity with marble top on bathroom along with soaking tubs and rain showers round-out some of the luxe details. Some units additionally boast terraces and balconies.
Building: LEED-certified “green”, full-time doorman, fully equipped fitness center, spa center, indoor pool, lounge, catering kitchen for private events, indoor playground design by Kidville, NY, private wine cellar, bicycle storage room.
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