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The Pythian, 135 West 70th Street, #8B

$1,795,000 -5.3% | 2 beds, 2 baths
220 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Oct 14, 2021
    Last Price Change: -5.3% ($100,000) on Feb 23
    Days on Market: 220
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Broadway Corridor (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 432 times
Monthly Common Charges: $1,765
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $1,287
Total Taxes & Fees: $3,052
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $9,001
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $12,053
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 10% ($179,500), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Description

As you enter this beautiful apartment, you are overwhelmed by the 16? living room ceilings and open city views, through a wall of over-sized windows. This special pre-war 2bedroom/2bath duplex with double height ceilings is located in the heart of the Upper West Side.

Off the expansive living room is a separate dining area, kitchen and a large den or second bedroom and full bath. The generous master bedroom with en suite bath and double sinks with a jacuzzi and shower is located on the second floor along with an enormous walk-in closet and storage.

Located minutes from Central Park, Lincoln Center, and The Hudson River Greenway, The Pythian is a full service condominium with a long history.

Designed by Thomas W. Lamb and built in 1927, it was occupied by the Knights of Pythias until the 1940?s when it became the headquarters for Decca Records. Buddy Holly, Sammy Davis Jr., and Billie Holiday are some of the great names who recorded their hits here for the next 15 years.

Following its use as the New York Institute of Technology?s main campus in the 1950?s and 1960?s, the building was converted into condominiums in 1986 after an award winning redesign by renowned architect David Gura. To this day, its striking fa?ade and architectural features make it a stand out landmark and an Upper West Side icon. Amenities include: full-time doorman, live- in super, porter, laundry room, kids playroom, storage and a brand new gym.

There is an assessment of $240.81 per month.

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About The Pythian, 135 West 70th Street

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The Pythian, 135 West 70th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 82, 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

28
Out of 44
+
29
Out of 36
+
16
Out of 39
+
9
=
82
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
Distinctive 2 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 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:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 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:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Condo
  • Built in 1927
  • 84 Apartments
  • 11 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1983
  • FT Doorman
  • Resident Storage
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Bike Room

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Pros
  • Delightful, fanciful and colorful terracotta decoration
  • Unusual layouts
  • High ceilings
  • Doorman
  • Central Upper West Side location
  • Short walk to express subway station at Broadway and 72nd Street
  • Not far from Central Park
  • Not far from Lincoln Center
  • Bicycle room
  • Storage facilities
Cons
  • No garage
  • No health club
  • No sundeck
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Subways

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
at Broadway 0.12 miles
  1. B
  2. C
at Central Park West 0.26 miles

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