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The St. Urban, 285 Central Park West

Key Details

  • Year Built 1902
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Total Apartments 56
    Total Floors 12
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

The St. Urban is located at 285 Central Park West.

Built in 1906 and designed by Robert S. Lyons, the St. Urban's residences feature spacious rooms, tall ceilings, rich mahogany and quarter-sawn oak finishes, libraries, foyers, grand dining rooms, large kitchens and a unique, first-of-its-kind central refrigeration system providing each apartment with a private chiller. Many large bay windows, usually located in the living rooms, offer views of Central Park and most units have wine cellars and maids’ quarters; several of the upper-floor apartments also have working fireplaces.

285 Central Park West has been renovated over the past few years, with its roof and exterior recently undergoing a major restoration. The St. Urban’s amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a gym with a full-sized indoor basketball court and bicycle storage. It is close to Central Park, shops and restaurants and the American Museum of Natural History. 

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundry Room
  • Bike Room
  • Sports Court

Rating

24
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 24 / 44

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29
Out of 36

Location Rating: 29 / 36

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24
Out of 39

Features Rating: 24 / 39

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8
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85

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #16 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #10 Rated co-op - Central Park West
 
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the city's grand Beaux-Arts structures, the St. Urban at 285 Central Park West on the southwest corner at 89th Street is an exuberantly designed apartment house of great distinction. 

Although it is very flamboyant and almost too robust in its assertive embellishments, it is truly one of the city's most spectacular residential properties." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Architectural masterpiece
  • Spectacular driveway
  • Great views of Central Park
  • Large apartments with fine layouts and excellent detailing
  • Handsome lobby
  • Three blocks north of cross-town bus service and subway station
  • Close to fine schools
  • Concierge
  • Storage rooms
Cons
  • No health club
  • No garage
  • Not close to supermarket
  • Protruding air-conditioners
  • Inconsistent fenestration
  • Across street from attractive Dwight School
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Subways

  1. C
  2. B
at Central Park West and 88th 0.09 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.42 miles
 
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$995K - $9.7M
Price Range
$2,044
Avg. Price / ft2

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