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The Orwell House, 257 Central Park West, #5B

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Jan 7, 2020
It previously was on the market for a total of 987 days.
Last Sold on Feb 15, 2019 for $900,000
1 bed, 1 bath
  • Buyers
  • Simpson, William F
  • Simpson, Emily F
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Key Details

  • Listed Jun 14, 2017
    Days on Market 987
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Monthly Maintenance $2,110
    Minimum Down Payment 35%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

Welcome home to one of the most desirable residences on Central Park West! This lovely one bed/one bath apartment, once called “Treetops”, is filled with sunlight and tree top park views. Of course, the loveliest part about “Treetops” is the view of Central Park!

From lazy summer evenings when lightning bugs dance around the branches, to the glorious autumn parade of changing colors, to crisp winter mornings with painted sunrises is enhanced by crystal ice on the trees, your spirits are lifted with each season! In addition, did we mention fireworks, a front row seat for the Thanksgiving Day Parade, that three of New York's most important museums just a few short steps away, that culture is as close as Lincoln Center, and great shopping and dining are as close as Columbus Avenue??? Apartment 5B boasts fresh paint, beautiful floors, a washer/dryer, closets galore, a windowed kitchen, and renovated bath! This, not to be missed unit, is housed in a beautiful full service pre-war coop featuring a full-time doorman and concierge services, live in super, laundry room downstairs, bike room and garage. The Orwell House is a home, not just a place to live.

Easy access to all the conveniences of the west side -the subway, stores and wonderful restaurants. Price Reduction- $925,000.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Park View
  • Windowed Kitchen

About The Orwell House, 257 Central Park West

80

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
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1906
  • 69 Apartments
  • 13 Floors

Building Amenities

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

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