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15 East 91st Street, #PH

$4,850,000 -9.3% | 2 beds, 3 baths

Key Details

  • Listed May 22, 2019
    Last Price Change -9.3% ($500,000) on Sep 16
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Carnegie Hill
  • Monthly Maintenance $7,547
    Minimum Down Payment 50%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

One penthouse is perfectly centered on the Central Park Reservoir with open Park and iconic West Side skyline views- the penthouse at 15 East 91st Street has the distinction of these sublime, other-worldly views from its primary rooms as well as its terraces. Offered for the first time in over 50 years, this once in a lifetime home provides the opportunity to restore and reimagine one of the most charming penthouses facing the Park.

A private elevator landing brings you to this full floor, top floor home. A private entry vestibule opens to an 18 foot long Art Deco semi-circular reception room with a bank of windows with access to the south facing planted terrace with breathtaking park and city views.

To the west is an extravagantly proportioned living room with 11 foot ceilings, wood burning fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows facing west and south framing a timeless, cinematic panorama of city, park and open sky.

To the east of the sun-filled reception room is a well-proportioned, corner, formal dining room with open views south and east overlooking the planted terrace. Beyond the formal dining room isTo the east of the sun-filled reception room is a well-proportioned, corner, formal dining room with open views south and east overlooking the planted terrace. Beyond the formal dining room is a large, sun-filled galley kitchen with butler's pantry.

A large bright staff room with full bath is located directly off the kitchen and may be incorporated into the kitchen to create the eat-in kitchen of your dreams or is the ideal guest suite or home office.

The bedroom wing which is located on the opposite side of this ideally laid out home encompasses a large corner guest bedroom with two large closets and en-suite bathroom an open north city views.

The dreamy corner master bedroom suite is comprised of a dressing room, dual- split bathrooms and mesmerizing views over the planted terrace of the reservoir, park and city.

The irrigated wrap terrace encircles the apartment and at its deepest point, south, accommodates mature specimen trees, and ample room for furnishings to relax and to entertain.

This truly one of a kind apartment offers restored herringbone floors, soaring ceilings, updated windows and central air conditioning. Truly a private home poised atop an impeccably maintained, white glove, full service co-operative- a veritable home in the city.

15 East 91st Street is a highly coveted address in the heart of Carnegie Hill. The apartments are known to be spacious, with high ceilings and large windows. Located one half block from Central Park, it was constructed in 1948 by architects Schultze and Associates and offers such amenities as a full-time doorman, resident manager, fitness center, bike and private storage along with central laundry.

The building allows up to 50% financing and there is a 2.5% flip tax paid by the purchaser. Please note, pied-a-terres are not permitted.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Terrace

Estimated Monthly Cost

About 15 East 91st Street

58

15 East 91st 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

22
Out of 44
+
24
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:
No, but OK 1 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:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 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:
Part of Historic District 1 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:
Less than 50 blocks 1 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 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:
Some Noise 0 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:
Some 1 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:
Some 1 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1948
  • 43 Apartments
  • 16 Floors

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Health Club
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center

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Pros
  • Across the street from Spence School
  • Close to many cultural institutions
  • Prime Carnegie Hill location
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Some bay windows
  • Doorman
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No garage
  • Across street from burger joint
  • No health club
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Subways

  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.30 miles
  1. 4
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at Lexington Ave 0.35 miles
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