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15 West 81st Street, #9J

$2,095,000 -7.9% | 2 beds, 2.5 baths
128 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Oct 26, 2023
    Last Price Change: -7.9% ($180,000) on Nov 29
    Days on Market: 128
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Central Park West (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 436 times
Monthly Maintenance: $3,713
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $7,174
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $10,887
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 50% ($1,047,500), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Location and Price: This 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom cooperative apartment is located in the Central Park West neighborhood at 15 West 81st Street and is listed for $2,095,000.
  • Apartment Features: The apartment boasts 13 windows with Southern, Eastern, and Western exposures, a large living room ideal for entertaining, a renovated eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances, and separate living areas and bedroom wing. The primary suite has two large walk-in closets and a renovated en-suite bath, while the second bedroom features southern exposures and custom-built closets.
  • Classic Details: The apartment retains pre-war details such as high, beamed ceilings, solid wood doors, original hardware, and herringbone floors. It also includes a washer/dryer and an abundance of closet space, including three walk-ins.
  • Building Features: The building, designed by Emery Roth and built in 1930, offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, bike room, playroom, and separate storage rooms for owners. It was converted to a cooperative in 1966 and has a full-time doorman.
  • Neighborhood and Transportation: The apartment is conveniently located near Central Park, the Museum of Natural History, and the Rose Planetarium, with excellent public transportation options.
  • Additional Information: The building has 119 apartments across 16 floors. The monthly maintenance fee is $3,683. Please note, there are no balconies or roof deck.

Description

A grand, high-floor corner 4.5 room residence at 15 West 81st Street, the famed Emery Roth landmark building. This apartment features a classic pre-war layout with Southern, Eastern, and Western exposures providing beautiful sun and open sky views through 13 windows. The center entrance foyer leads you to a grandly proportioned 23′ × 16′ corner living room which is ideal for entertaining.

The living room has both southern and open western exposures providing beautiful sunlight all day long. A beautifully renovated powder room is conveniently located off of the foyer. The renovated eat-in kitchen features custom cabinetry, a stylish mosaic tiled backsplash, and high-end appliances including a SubZero fridge, a Dacor range, a Bosch dishwasher, and a Miele washer/dryer. The kitchen stretches into the comfortable dining alcove boasting an enormous picture window with beautiful light and quintessential New York views. The gracious layout provides a complete separation between the living areas and the bedroom wing.

The massive corner primary suite measures 19′ × 14′ and boasts two large walk-in closets with sunny but quiet southern exposures. The windowed en-suite bath has been superbly renovated featuring an oversized rain shower, a custom vanity, floor-to-ceiling glass tiling, handsome slate floors, and the best fixtures and finishes. The generous second bedroom measures nearly 16 x 12 ‘ and boasts sunny southern exposures and a wall of large custom-built closets.

The windowed en-suite bath is perfectly renovated featuring classic subway tiling with a beautiful decorative inlay, a custom vanity, and a deep soaking tub. Other features of this residence include perfectly restored pre-war details such as high, beamed ceilings, solid wood doors, original hardware, herringbone floors, a washer/dryer, and an abundance of closet space including three walk-ins. 15 West 81st Street is a long-established white glove coop with a reputation for stellar service and is located on one of the most sought-after blocks in Manhattan just off Central Park West and across from the Museum of Natural History and the Rose Planetarium. Modern building amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, bike room, playroom, and separate storage rooms for owners.

50% financing permitted and a 2% flip tax payable by the purchaser.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

Listing Agent (Seller's Representative)

Listing courtesy of Compass

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About 15 West 81st Street

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15 West 81st Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 81, 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

24
Out of 44
+
29
Out of 36
+
19
Out of 39
+
9
=
81
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 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:
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:
No 0 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:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 40 blocks 2 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
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:
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 1 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:
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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1966
  • Attended Lobby
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Health Club
  • Intercom
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Bike Room

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Pros
  • Steps away from Central Park
  • Excellent public transportation
  • Designed by Emery Roth
  • Sidewalk landscaped
  • Canopied entrance
  • 3-story rusticated base
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour doorman
  • Great apartment layouts
  • Storage space
  • Bike Room
  • Across from the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No balconies
  • No roof deck
  • Many apartments
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Subways

  1. C
  2. B
at Central Park West 0.09 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.39 miles

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