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455 East 57th Street, #MAISA

$2,195,000 | 2 beds, 2 baths
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63 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Mar 18, 2024
    Days on Market: 63
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Beekman/Sutton Place (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
Monthly Maintenance: $4,546
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $7,368
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $11,914
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 50% ($1,097,500), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Prime Location: This property is located in the highly sought-after Beekman/Sutton Place neighborhood, with a private street entrance on East 57th Street. It's close to a large supermarket, numerous restaurants, and a park on Sutton Place, with excellent cross-town bus service.
  • Elegant Interior: The home boasts a beautifully proportioned and sophisticated interior design, featuring an elegant fireplace, beautiful moldings, arched doorways, custom millwork, and original herringbone wood floors. The large, south-facing living room and primary bedroom suite add to the charm.
  • Additional Rooms: The property includes a handsome wood-paneled library with a second fireplace and en-suite bath, and an eat-in kitchen with custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.
  • Luxurious Amenities: The primary bedroom suite features a large marble bathroom and a small terrace. The apartment also includes central air conditioning, a sound system, and a washer/dryer. Building amenities include private storage, a bike room, a laundry room, and a live-in resident manager.
  • Pet-Friendly: Pets and pieds-a-terre are permitted in this property, making it a perfect choice for pet owners and those seeking a second home in the city.
  • Building Features: The building, built in the Neo Renaissance style in 1928, features an elegant lobby with marble floors and a doorman, a balcony with southern exposures, sidewalk landscaping, and a canopied entrance, adding a touch of historical charm.

Description

Enter this beautifully proportioned and extraordinarily special Sutton Place Maisonette, either through the gracious lobby or from the private street entrance on East 57th Street, to a serene and sophisticated home. Both the octagonal entry Foyer of the private entrance, or the stately Gallery from the building Lobby lead you to a step-down south-facing Living Room of grand proportions, anchored by an elegant fireplace and embellished with beautiful moldings, arched doorways, custom millwork, and original herringbone wood floors. The 30-foot room evokes a feeling of grand living, only enhanced by the mirrored steel doors and windows connecting it to a gorgeous square formal Dining Room with a glass ceiling, intricate wainscoting, and walls adorned by cheerful hand painted de gournay wallpaper. Also facing south on this level is the handsome wood-paneled Library, with a second fireplace and en-suite bath of antique marble.

This room could be used as a second Bedroom, should that suite one’s needs. Across the Gallery, and adjacent to the large Dining Room, is an eat-in Kitchen, which features custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances by Viking and Sub-Zero including a wine refrigerator, and a laundry and large storage space. Upstairs there is a large south-facing Primary Bedroom Suite which includes an Office or Sitting Room separated by French doors, a Dressing Room, an enormous marble Bathroom, and a small Terrace. Additional features of this special property include central air conditioning, custom millwork throughout, arched ceilings and doorways, and a sound system.

It is a perfect residence or luxurious pied-a-terre. 455 East 57th Street was built in 1927 By Kenneth Murchison in the Neo Renaissance style and converted to cooperative ownership in 1957. This white glove cooperative has a canopied entrance and a beautiful black and white marble floor. The building stands 16 stories with 47 apartments.

Residents enjoy private storage, bike room, laundry room, and a live-in resident manager. The building permits pets and pieds-a-terre. 70% financing is permitted and there is a 2% Flip Tax payable by the purchaser.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.
  • Southern Exposures
  • Balcony
Listing courtesy of Sothebys International Realty

Pricing History

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About 455 East 57th Street

58

455 East 57th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 58, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

20
Out of 44
+
26
Out of 36
+
12
Out of 39
=
58
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
More than 50 blocks 0 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator

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Pros
  • Handsome prewar building
  • Close to large supermarket and many restaurants
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Excellent cross-town bus service
  • Close to park on Sutton Place
  • Canopied entrance
  • Elegant lobby
  • Doorman
Cons
  • Considerable traffic on First Avenue
  • No health club
  • No garage
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