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The Lucida, 151 East 85th Street, #18J

$5,995,000 ($2,206 per ft2) | 5 beds, 5 baths | Approx. 2,717 ft2
132 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Dec 8, 2023
    Days on Market: 132
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Carnegie Hill (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 255 times
Monthly Common Charges: $4,100
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $4,137
Total Taxes & Fees: $8,237 ($3.03/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $32,782
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $41,019 ($15.10/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($1,199,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Prime Location: This high-floor condominium residence is located in the coveted Carnegie Hill neighborhood, within close proximity to Manhattan’s finest schools, Museum Mile, restaurants, boutiques, gourmet groceries, parks, delis, and cafes. It also offers easy access to excellent public transportation.
  • Spacious and Luxurious Interiors: The expansive 2,717 square feet space boasts 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, lofty 10-foot ceilings, brand new wide plank oak flooring, and open North and breathtaking South views showcasing iconic midtown skyscrapers. The primary bedroom suite comes with separate bathrooms, an office area, and captivating city views.
  • Modern and High-End Kitchen: The residence features a recently redesigned and renovated kitchen by Poggenpohl, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances.
  • Ample Storage and Additional Features: The property offers abundant storage solutions, including custom California closets in two generously sized bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. It also includes an in-unit washer/dryer, fireplaces, terraces/balconies, and a garage.
  • Building Amenities: The luxury Lucida condominium, the Upper East Side’s first LEED-certified condominium designed by Cook + Fox, offers full-time doormen, a concierge, a pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, bike and storage, a La Palestra spa with a skylit pool, a residents’ lounge with a catering kitchen, a Kidville-designed children’s playroom, and a large lobby with a fireplace.
  • Additional Building Features: The building houses a large Barnes & Noble bookstore and offers a bike room for residents.

Description

Step inside to this impressive, sun-drenched high-floor condominium residence spanning an expansive 2,717 square feet. Nestled within the coveted Carnegie Hill neighborhood, this exceptional 3-5 bedroom abode epitomizes the essence of comfortable and sophisticated living.

Every room within this residence is bathed in natural light, courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows and lofty 10-foot ceilings. Brand new wide plank oak flooring graces both the living areas and bedrooms.

Whether it’s the open North or breathtaking South views showcasing iconic midtown skyscrapers, you’ll revel in the beauty of day and the enchantment of the cityscape at night.

Upon entering this remarkable home, you’re welcomed by an inviting foyer, complete with dual closets. This leads you to the sprawling 31 by 17-foot living room, thoughtfully furnished by Holly Hunt and large enough to effortlessly accommodate a dining table for eight. This is a turnkey gem - simply unpack and make yourself at home!

The kitchen is a culinary enthusiast’s dream, boasting a large south-facing floor-to-ceiling window.

Recently redesigned and renovated by Poggenpohl, the kitchen features light wood custom cabinetry, spacious bar seating, and top-of-the-line appliances, including a Subzero refrigerator, Miele stove and oven (vented), Miele microwave/convection oven, and a full-size washer and dryer. An adjacent windowed seating area provides an ideal spot for casual dining, while a concealed beverage closet with a built-in coffee maker adds convenience. Abundant storage is at your fingertips, including remarkable storage solutions for all your culinary needs.

The 5th bedroom, currently repurposed as a TV room or den, adjoins the kitchen area and includes a spacious closet and bathroom with a shower stall.

For added privacy, sliding doors separate the living spaces from the bedroom wing.

The bedroom wing boasts two generously sized bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and California custom closets. The primary bedroom suite combines the 4th bedroom, creating a spacious haven with separate bathrooms, custom California closets, an office area with a built-in desk, and captivating city views. The primary suite bathroom is equipped with a large Kalista soaking tub, double vanities, a shower stall, Duravit sinks, and a window.

The second prime bathroom offers a bathtub.

Nestled within the luxury Lucida condominium, the Upper East Side’s first LEED-certified condominium designed by Cook + Fox, this home boasts a stunning glass fa ade that bathes every unit in sunlight. Amenities include full-time doormen, a concierge, a pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and bike and storage. The vicinity is rich with Manhattan’s finest schools, Museum Mile, restaurants, boutiques, gourmet groceries, parks, delis, and cafes.

Transportation options are abundant, with easy access to the 4, 5, and 6 trains, crosstown buses, and the express bus.

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Apartment Amenities

  • City View

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Listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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About The Lucida, 151 East 85th Street

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The Lucida, 151 East 85th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 77, 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

26
Out of 44
+
20
Out of 36
+
22
Out of 39
+
9
=
77
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 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:
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:
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:
Unrelated Base 0 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:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 40 blocks 2 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 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:
A Lot 0 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Stunning 5 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:
Yes, with Swimming Pool 2 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:
Yes 1 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Health Club
  • Intercom
  • Pool
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Party Room
  • Children's Playroom
  • Valet Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Fireplaces
  • LEED Accreditation
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies
  • LEED

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Pros
  • Large- dramatic bronze planter entrance surround
  • Some terraces
  • Large Barnes & Noble bookstore in building
  • Excellent public transportation
  • Bicycle room
  • La Palestrina spa with pool
  • Concierge
  • Doorman
  • Garage
  • Large lobby with fireplace
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Considerable traffic
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • Many apartments
  • Fire station on block
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Subways

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
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