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River House, 435 East 52nd Street

Between First Avenue & FDR Drive

Key Details

  • Year Built 1931
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Beekman/Sutton Place
  • Total Apartments 79
    Total Floors 26
    Doorman FT Doorman
Avg. Price / ft2

Description

River House has ranked among the city’s most prestigious apartment buildings ever since its 1931 opening. The 26-story, landmarked high-rise sits on the East 52nd Street cul-de-sac that faces the East River. Beaux-Arts and Art Deco motifs mix with eclectic elegance from the eagle-flanked, wrought-iron driveway gate to the tip of the curved, bell-like pinnacle. The palatial co-op features a garden, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and a full concierge service. The units, some of which span full floors, feature duplex levels, and include fireplaces, have housed a large number of luminaires and celebrities over the decades.

Built-in 1931 by Bottomley, Wagner, and White, this 26 story art deco building is known for its superb architecture and service. The privacy of the tenants is of paramount importance to the building staff. Adjacent to the apartment building resides the River Club, which offers residents peripheral membership and access to certain services for a small fee, as well as a streamlined application process and a discount for full membership to the club.

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Lounge
  • Courtyard
  • Laundry Room
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Fireplaces
  • Landmarked
  • Library
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Porte-Cochère / Driveway
  • Restaurant
  • Sports Court
  • Terraces / Balconies

Apartments for Sale at 435 East 52nd Street (6)

6
Available Apts
$2.3M - $11M
Price Range
$1,443
Avg. Price / ft2
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Rating

34
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 34 / 44

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27
Out of 36

Location Rating: 27 / 36

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28
Out of 39

Features Rating: 28 / 39

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CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #1 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #1 Rated co-op - Midtown
  • #1 Rated co-op - Beekman/Sutton Place
 
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"Arguably the city’s, if not the world’s, finest apartment building, River House at 435 East 52nd Street is the epitome of "swell" living. 

Erected in 1931 when its area still teemed with tenements, it was mocked in the famous and popular 1936 movie, "Dead End" that was Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of Sidney Kingsley’s play. The play and movie, which starred Humphrey Bogart, focus on the not always communal coexistence of the rich in their spectacular tower of luxury and the poor swimming in the adjacent river off the dead-end street. " Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Perhaps the world's finest apartment building
  • Residence guarantees social prominence
  • Grand lobby and garden
  • Exclusive private club with tennis and squash court and dining facilities
Cons
  • Dead-end street
  • Considerable distance from midtown
  • Neighborhood is not up to building's standards
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More Neighborhood Info

Subways

  1. M
  2. 6
  3. E
at Lexington Ave and 53rd 0.36 miles
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$170.1K - $9.7M
Price Range
$1,220
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 315 Available for Sale
  • $971 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,716,050 Avg. Price
  • $1,250,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive River House Apt 13A | $11,000,000
  2. Least Expensive Sutton Manor Apt 8A | $329,000

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Alternate Addresses

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