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19 East 88th Street, #PHD

$6,800,000 | 2 beds, 2.5 baths
Building Profile  | 
79 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: May 7, 2024
    Days on Market: 79
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Carnegie Hill (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
Monthly Maintenance: $5,629
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $22,415
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $28,044
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 50% ($3,400,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Prime Location: This breathtaking duplex penthouse is located in the prime Carnegie Hill neighborhood, just steps away from the Guggenheim Museum and Central Park. It offers unobstructed views of Central Park and the Jackie Onassis Reservoir, and is close to popular restaurants, shops, cultural institutions, and public transportation.
  • Renovated Interiors: The property recently underwent an extensive 18-month gut renovation. It features a state-of-the-art kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line appliances from SubZero, Wolf, and Miele, an operational wood-burning fireplace with an 18th-century French mantel, and new Skyline windows for improved energy efficiency.
  • Outdoor Spaces: The penthouse boasts wrap-around terraces with southern and western exposures, offering stunning views of the city. The building also features a newly landscaped rooftop terrace.
  • Luxury Amenities: The bedrooms offer Manhattan Shade and Glass roller blinds and blackout options for ultimate privacy. The luxury bathrooms are equipped with Waterworks fixtures, Glasscrafters vanities, and a Devon&Devon toilet. The adaptable layout allows for easy conversion into a three-bedroom home.
  • Modern Conveniences: The home comes with a Miele washer/dryer set, abundant closet space, and a newly installed central HVAC system by Mitsubishi Multi City with AprilAire controls and five distinct climate zones. The building permits washer/dryers and central air conditioning with board approval.
  • Building Features: This full-service co-op comes with full-time doormen, a live-in superintendent, and a state-of-the-art windowed laundry room. The Art Deco cooperative was designed by William M. Dowling and dates back to 1936. The building amenities include a new gym and it is pet-friendly.

Description

Introducing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a TURNKEY, breathtaking duplex penthouse in one of the city’s most coveted prewar Art Deco co-ops located steps from the Guggenheim Museum and Central Park. This one-of-a-kind residence offers an unparalleled living experience, with direct and unobstructed views of Central Park and the iconic Jackie Onassis Reservoir. Fresh from an extensive 18-month gut renovation, which commanded a substantial six-figure investment, this residence has been transformed into a masterpiece of sophistication and style.

Every material has been hand-selected to ensure the highest quality, with no expense spared. At the heart of the penthouse lies the stunning state-of-the-art kitchen, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances from SubZero, Wolf, and Miele. The elegant marble countertops and flooring from The Complete Tile Collection create a luxurious and inviting atmosphere, perfect for crafting unforgettable meals.

One of the apartment’s most unique features is the operational wood-burning fireplace, equipped with an exceptionally rare 18th-century French mantel from the era of Louis XV. Imported directly from France, this historic piece infuses the living space with an incomparable blend of charm and warmth, creating an inviting ambiance for relaxation and entertaining. The wrap-around terraces are another standout feature of this luxurious penthouse, offering an abundance of outdoor space rarely found in the city.

With southern and western exposures providing direct, unobstructed views of Central Park and the Jackie Onassis Reservoir, these terraces seamlessly extend the living areas, creating a harmonious blend of indoor and outdoor living that will be cherished for generations. The bedrooms offer a peaceful retreat, with Manhattan Shade and Glass roller blinds and blackout options for ultimate privacy and rest. Ceiling heights in the bedrooms were raised to 11 feet!

The bathrooms showcase luxury at every turn, with Waterworks fixtures in the penthouse, including a bathtub in the second bedroom’s ensuite. Glasscrafters vanities grace the guest bathroom, while a Devon&Devon toilet adds elegance to the powder room on the 16th floor. Restoration Hardware taps and sinks, topped with Carrara marble, complete the luxurious feel.

The penthouse’s adaptable layout allows for easy conversion into a three-bedroom home if desired. Throughout the penthouse, you’ll find the perfect blend of modern amenities and thoughtful design. The living spaces are enhanced by new Skyline windows , improving energy efficiency and offering sweeping panoramic views.

A convenient Miele washer/dryer set streamlines your daily routine, while abundant closet space throughout the apartment ensures that storage will never be a concern. Apartment PHD features a newly installed central HVAC system by Mitsubishi Multi City, ensuring year-round comfort. With AprilAire controls and five distinct climate zones, you can easily customize the temperature settings for each part of the apartment, allowing for individualized cooling and heating preferences.

Constructed in 1936 by Wallenstein Construction Co. and designed by William M. Dowling, this distinguished full-service co-op provides residents with exemplary amenities, including full-time doormen, a live-in superintendent, and a state-of-the-art windowed laundry room. The building also boasts a newly landscaped rooftop terrace, a new gym, and is pet-friendly.

2% flip tax is payable by the purchaser and the building allows max 50% financing.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Terrace
  • City View
  • Washer/Dryer in apt.
Listing courtesy of Nest Seekers LLC

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About 19 East 88th Street

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19 East 88th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 74, 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

25
Out of 44
+
24
Out of 36
+
16
Out of 39
+
9
=
74
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Good 3 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:
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:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 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:
More than 50 blocks 0 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 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:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Minimal 1 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:
Yes 1 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:
Yes 1 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:
Many 2 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room
  • Bike Room
  • Virtual Doorman

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Pros
  • Very good Art-Deco style- pre-war building
  • Roof deck
  • Tall Entrance Lanterns
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Canopied Entrance
  • Some Terraces
  • Doorman
  • Close to many schools and cultural institutions
  • Large apartments
  • Attractive- quiet street
  • Unusual stainless steel balconies
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No garage
  • Step-down lobby
  • No health club
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