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The Metropolitan, 181 East 90th Street, #21C

$3,595,000 ($1,550 per ft2) | 4 beds, 3 baths | Approx. 2,319 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Apr 1, 2020
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Carnegie Hill
  • Monthly Common Charges $2,722
    Monthly Real Estate Taxes $2,715
    Minimum Down Payment 10%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

THE VIEWS WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY! TRUE 4-BED 3-BATH CONDO!

This grand home has it all - location, space and views! It is in a class by itself and will appeal to savvy buyers, as it is well priced to sell today.

Enjoy breathtaking sunsets framed in oversized double pane wrap-around windows facing North, East and West.

This expansive 2,319 sq. ft., 4-bedroom 3-bath has it all. The windowed fourth bedroom with open city views can flex as your office or den, as it was intelligently designed to increase space and efficiency.

Cross the threshold and be greeted by a dramatic foyer whose walls are graced with beautiful marmorino plaster tastefully custom made by the current owner who also designed the beautiful gold leaf plated entryway door.

Deep closets and a classy powder room with custom made venetian plaster walls provide the finishing touches at the entry. From the foyer, migrate to a spacious dining room perfect for entertaining, and which flows into a bright 19' x 18' living room surrounded by walls of windows that showcase incredible open views.

If you believe the heart of the home is the kitchen, you won't be disappointed by this TRUE windowed eat-in kitchen seating 8, boasting BRAND NEW cabinetry, Viking stainless steel appliances, including a wine refrigerator and significant counter space.

Through a cozy dressing area, find a massive master bedroom with more city views and an en-suite bathroom with double vanity, a SOK tub, essentially a Jacuzzi and personal sized infinity pool hybrid, and a rain shower.

Your new home features a full size vented Bosch washer/dryer, strategically placed pocket doors to increase privacy, beautiful cherry, wide plank sound-insulated hard wood floors, 10-ft. ceilings, custom made venetian plaster walls throughout the apartment, and closets galore.

The Metropolitan is a secure white glove building with semi-private landing with only three apartments per floor.

Designed by the Pritzker Prize winning architect Philip Johnson and built in 2004, the Metropolitan boasts a wonderful staff, including 24-hour doorman, concierge services, 24-hour porter service, full-time handyman, and a live-in resident manager. You will enjoy a wealth of amenities, among them: a gym, bike room, playroom, and central laundry room. The apartment is just few blocks from the Central Park Reservoir entrance, Whole Foods at 88th and 3rd Avenue, the Guggenheim Museum, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and local and express transportation at 86th and Lexington Avenue and the new Q line at 86th and Second Ave.

The apartment also comes with storage, and pets are welcome!

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About The Metropolitan, 181 East 90th Street

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The Metropolitan, 181 East 90th 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

27
Out of 44
+
23
Out of 36
+
18
Out of 39
+
9
=
77
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 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:
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:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
Yes 1 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:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 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:
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:
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:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 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:
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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 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
  • Condo
  • Built in 2004
  • 89 Apartments
  • 32 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Health Club
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

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Pros
  • Designed by Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie
  • One of few towers on west side of avenue in this area
  • Bicycle room
  • Health club
  • Concierge
  • Corner windows
  • Large windows
  • Sweeping vistas
  • Illuminated crown
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • Several blocks from public transportation
  • Considerable traffic
  • No balconies
  • No sundeck
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Subways

  1. 4
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