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The Orwell House, 257 Central Park West, #11AB

$10,000,000 -9.1% | 4 beds, 3 baths
155 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Nov 9, 2023
    Last Price Change: -9.1% ($1,000,000) on Mar 5
    Days on Market: 155
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Central Park West (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 324 times
Monthly Maintenance: $8,874
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $43,507
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $52,381
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 35% ($3,500,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Prime Location: This spacious 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment is located on Central Park West, offering stunning park views and close proximity to grocery stores, restaurants, boutiques, and public transportation.
  • Spacious and Versatile: The apartment features a large great room that can serve as both a dining and living room, a king-sized primary bedroom suite with stunning Central Park and Reservoir vistas, and a library that can be used as an additional bedroom.
  • Luxurious Kitchen: The windowed chef’s kitchen is equipped with commercial-grade appliances and an expansive Carrera marble countertop.
  • Building Amenities: The building offers a full-time doorman and live-in super, a bike room, package room, garage, and common laundry room. A new gym and landscaped roof deck are to be completed soon.
  • Pet-Friendly and Convenient: This pet-friendly building is conveniently located near excellent cross-town bus service and a subway station.
  • Pre-War Charm: The pre-war construction features large apartments, beautiful hardwood floors, distinctive chandeliers, an abundance of closets with custom built-ins throughout, and an attractive lobby.

Description

This is the one you’ve been waiting for! Truly triple-mint four (potential five) bedroom, three bath residence with some of the most jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring views of Central Park displayed in full glory over almost seventy feet of pure Park frontage! This spacious yet inviting true home is in immaculate condition, with a flexible layouty and natural flow.

Beginning with the large entry foyer, you are treated to a massive great room that could serve as both the dining room and spacious living room (although there is a separate dining room located just off the kitchen as well). The king-sized primary bedroom suite, contained in its own wing, is blessed with stunning Central Park and Reservoir vistas, in addition to a perfect sitting room with numerous custom walk-in closets and an en suite spa bath, complete with a huge shower, separate jacuzzi soaking tub, and double sinks. The windowed chef’s kitchen features a commercial-grade six-burner Viking stove, Subzero double refrigerator and all other best-in-class appliances, a large pantry, full laundry room, expansive Carrera marble countertop and storage space.

The library could also be used as another bedroom, with its second en suite bath, and then two additional bedrooms and third bathroom are tucked away from the entertaining spaces down a discreet private hallway.

Other hallmarks of ths one-of-a-kind seamlessly combined apartment include an abundance of closets with custom built ins throughout, beautiful hardwood floors, distinctive chandeliers that all convey, and lowluster Venetian plaster on many of the walls. Bathed in light for most of the day courtesy of the four exposures, the place is also pin-drop quiet, providing a peaceful haven from the hustle and bustle outside. And of course the breathtaking Park views are just as glorious by night, ringed by the lights of the magnificent City skyline.

The Orwell House, built in 1906, boasts an elegant but understated lobby, overseen by full-time doormen, and has a helpful live-in super, bike room, package room, garage (with a waitlist), and common laundry room. A brand new gym will be finished and ready for use by the end of the year, and a newly created landscaped roof deck should be completed in time for Spring 2024! The incredible neighborhood includes Central Park and its Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir just across the street, along with all its other delights like the Great Lawn and Strawberry Field.

All the best grocery stores that the Upper West Side is famous for are just a few blocks away, as are incredible restaurants and boutiques, the B/C and 1 subway lines, and the M86 and M10 buses. This lovely boutique Pre-war co-op is pet-friendly, and the common-sense board allows pied-a-terre and up to 75% financing.

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Apartment Amenities

  • City View

Listing Agent (Seller's Representative)

Listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Pricing History

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About The Orwell House, 257 Central Park West

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The Orwell House, 257 Central Park West has received a CityRealty Rating of 80, 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

25
Out of 44
+
31
Out of 36
+
15
Out of 39
+
9
=
80
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 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:
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:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 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 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 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:
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:
Minimal but Attractive 2 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:
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:
None 0 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent

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Pros
  • Fine Central Park views
  • Bicycle room
  • Live-in superintendent
  • Several nice sidewalk cafes are nearby on Columbus Avenue
  • Large apartments
  • Attractive lobby
  • doorman
  • Pre-war construction
  • Large but handsome building
  • Very convenient public transportation
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Considerable traffic
  • No sundeck
  • Not close to supermarket
  • No health club
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Subways

  1. C
  2. B
at Central Park West and 88th 0.07 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.42 miles

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