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The Queenston, 16 East 96th Street, #4B

$5,375,000 ($1,536 per ft2) | 4 beds, 3.5 baths | Approx. 3,500 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed May 14, 2020
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Carnegie Hill
  • Monthly Maintenance $5,018
    Minimum Down Payment 25%
    Doorman PT Doorman

Description

Beautifully renovated loft-like open space gives this unique home a downtown feel with all the best of the Upper East Side, including a very reasonable board, and proximity to every uptown convenience, Central Park and Museum Mile. Approximately 3500 SF. As you enter the 4th-floor landing, you immediately appreciate the European feel of the building with its terrazzo floors and the open staircase dating back to 1908.

4B, with its recently completed high-quality renovation, boasts three grand entertaining spaces with soaring 10' ceilings and double-height north facing windows looking out to the treetops of 96th Street. The spacious living room opens up to a study and gracious dining room, complete with a powder room for guests. The enormous chef's kitchen brings the entertainment and living space together, making it the heart of the home. It is replete with abundant storage, and every top-of-the-line appliance you could ever need.

Beyond the kitchen is a spacious den and enormous laundry room which includes a washer/dryer (vented), a sink, a window, and even more storage. A beautifully appointed hallway from the den leads to an entirely separate wing of 4 bedrooms, including a master bedroom suite with a large walk-in closet, another en-suite bedroom and two additional bedrooms that share an expansive bathroom with a double vanity and rain shower. This home has 3-zone central AC, a humidification system and radiant-heated floors in the bathrooms. Building amenities include a part-time doorman M-Th, 7am-10pm and Fri-Sun, 7am- 11pm, a live-in super, storage, and a bike room. The Queenston is a boutique seven-story cooperative whose pre-war detail and history will immediately transport you to Old New York.

Along with the charm of its Carnegie Hill neighborhood, this home is not to be missed! By virtue, buyers will have access to Compass Bridge Loan Services to purchase this home.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Northern Exposures
  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

Estimated Monthly Cost

About The Queenston, 16 East 96th Street

67

The Queenston, 16 East 96th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 67, 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

23
Out of 44
+
22
Out of 36
+
14
Out of 39
+
8
=
67
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 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:
Not Visible 0 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 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:
Exists 1 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 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:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
None 0 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:
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:
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:
Stunning 5 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1930
  • 40 Apartments
  • 6 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1987
  • Attended Lobby
  • PT Doorman
  • Elevator

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Pros
  • Handsome- pre-war building
  • Doorman
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Good local shopping
  • Close to many private schools and cultural institutions
  • Not far from Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Good public transportation
  • Very impressive- vaulted lobby
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No garage
  • No health club
  • Five-step-down lobby
  • Some traffic
  • Spiked sidewalk landscaping
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