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The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street, #64

$9,750,000 | 3 beds, 2 baths

Key Details

  • Listed Oct 28, 2019
    Days on Market 46
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Monthly Maintenance $13,685
    Minimum Down Payment 50%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

The Dakota- Park Front Corner Masterpiece

Perfectly situated in the iconic Dakota cooperative, this massive sun-flooded 3 bedroom residence is a true architectural masterpiece. The apartment boasts spectacular Central Park views, original moldings, wainscoting, hardware, and doors. There are an abundance of historical details throughout, all magnified by the soaring 12' ceilings.

Entered through original double doors, off a semi-private landing, is an elegant entrance gallery from which all of the grand entertaining rooms flow.

There is a Northeast corner 28' by 22' living room, which has three oversized windows, with original shutters, capturing picturesque views of Central Park and a wood-burning fireplace with the original mantelpiece. Adjacent to the living room, and opening up to the main gallery, is the handsome North-facing reading room, outfitted with a wood-burning fireplace. Adjacent to the reading room is a library, which could easily be transformed into a third bedroom.

Opposite the library is the elegant formal dining room, which also features a wood-burning fireplace with an original mantelpiece. The room is entered through a doublewide doorway creating the perfect space for gatherings. There is a renovated windowed eat-in kitchen with a charming breakfast area, which faces South and enjoys abundant sunlight.

A walk-in coat closet complete the public spaces.

Two bedrooms occupy the private quarters located down the impressive main hall. The expansive North facing master bedroom includes two large cedar closets and a renovated windowed bathroom clad in handsome woodwork and marble. The secondary bedroom faces North and has a renovated full bathroom across the hall.

There is a separate studio apartment on the 9th floor perfect for a staff suite or home office, which is available for sale separately for $375,000 with a monthly maintenance of $1,324.

A large private storage area in the basement is included with the sale of the apartment.

The building was designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh and completed in 1884. The Dakota is one of the world's greatest and most renowned residential buildings.

Its monumental form, embellished with ornate finials and gothic gables, makes it one of New York's most iconic structures. A unique gaslit entry and enchanting center courtyard add to its enduring charm. The co-operative offers residents the highest levels of privacy, service and security, in one of Manhattan's most distinguished landmark buildings.

A brand new fitness facility was completed in 2018.

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Estimated Monthly Cost

About The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

99

The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 99, 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

37
Out of 44
+
31
Out of 36
+
21
Out of 39
+
10
=
99
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 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:
Free Standing 2 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
Distinctive 2 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Individual Designation 2 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
Yes 1 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 30 blocks 3 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
Minimal but Attractive 2 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
14 or more Feet 4 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 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:
Yes 1 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:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1882
  • 103 Apartments
  • 10 Floors

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Bike Room
  • Fireplaces
  • Landmarked
  • Courtyard
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer

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Pros
  • Legendary address
  • Doorman
  • Impressive wainscoting
  • Many fireplaces
  • Four separate lobbies at corners of courtyard
  • Large center courtyard with fountain
  • Impressive entrance
  • Prestigious resident roster
  • Sensational Central Park views
  • Very high ceilings
  • Very spacious apartments
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Several blocks from cross-town buses
  • Not close to supermarket
  • Busy intersection
  • Tourist attraction for John Lennon fans
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Subways

  1. B
  2. C
at Central Park West 0.08 miles
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
at Broadway 0.32 miles

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