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The St. Urban, 285 Central Park West, #5N

$6,495,000 ($1,992 per ft2) -23.6% | 4 beds, 3 baths | Approx. 3,260 ft2
161 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Nov 9, 2023
    Last Price Change: -18.8% ($1.5M) on Dec 4
    Days on Market: 161
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Central Park West (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 431 times
Monthly Maintenance: $8,887 ($2.73/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $22,154
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $31,041 ($9.52/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 50% ($3,247,500), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Location and Price: This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom cooperative apartment is located in the Central Park West neighborhood at 285 Central Park West, listed for $6,495,000 ($1,992 per ft2).
  • Building and Apartment Details: The building, a New York City Landmark designed by Robert T Lyons, was built in 1902 and has 56 apartments across 12 floors. The apartment features a primary suite, 3 additional bedroom suites, a large windowed kitchen with butler’s pantry, a large windowed laundry room, and service quarters with another bathroom.
  • Building Amenities: The building offers a full-time doorman, a gym with a full-sized indoor basketball court, bicycle storage, children's playroom, fitness center, laundry room, bike room, and sports court.
  • Monthly Costs: The monthly maintenance fee is $8,887 ($2.73/ft2), which also covers total taxes and fees.
  • Condition and Renovation: The apartment is in estate condition from 1966 and is ready for renovation or restoration. The building has been recently renovated, including a major restoration of its roof and exterior.
  • Nearby Attractions: The property is conveniently located close to Central Park, shops, restaurants, and the American Museum of Natural History.

Description

MASSIVE PRICE REDUCTION!!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!!! MUST SEE AT THIS NEW PRICE!!!

Nestled within the historic embrace of the iconic St Urban, Apartment 5N thrusts you back to a romantic time at the turn of the twentieth century where life was elegant in the Upper West Side directly abutting Central Park.

As you enter the gracious windowed foyer, you will immediately be drawn back to a time when elegance and charm were magnificently displayed. Venture into the distinguished parlor, resplendent with glorious Eastern light, a fireplace and remarkable direct views of Central Park from stately, oversized windows. The Fifth floor is a perfect vantage to see a lovely expanse of the Park, with an ability to hone in on the vibrancy of the running, biking path along the oval.

Proceed through French doors to enter the expansive formal dining room, also featuring glorious views of the Park.

The design of this gracious apartment lends itself to entertaining. Whether traditional with a concert grand piano, or a more modern style, this gracious apartment has an undeniable swagger. The 10.5 foot ceilings, combined with the oversized windows add to the voluminous feel of this remarkable space, and Apt 5N boasts abundant light from each vantage of North, South, East and West.

Apartment 5N features a primary suite in the unmistakable turreted NorthEast end of the St Urban.

This round suite is truly unique in NYC with its custom rounded windows and formal feel. Proceed down an elegant hallway to the additional 3 bedroom suites which all have direct North-facing windows, across charming 89th St toward the elegant, Jacobean style of 291 CPW.

The internal service area of Apartment 5N is the most flexible part of this great oasis. Enter the additional hallway which leads you to an enormous windowed kitchen complete with butler’s pantry.

Continue to the giant windowed laundry room, then on to the gracious windowed service quarters complete with another Bathroom.

Apartment 5N is in estate condition from 1966 when the St Urban converted into a Coop. The entire unit is ready for the discerning eye. Whether you intend to restore 5N to its original Beaux Arts glory or create a modern marvel, myriad options await the discerning eye.

Built in 1905 By Renowned Architect Robert T Lyons, and inducted into New York City Landmark status in 1990, The St Urban is among the most recognizable Central Park Beaux Arts masterpieces of architectural grandeur. The intricate fa ade expands 12 stories distinguished by a turret, cupola and a massive full-story copper mansard roof. Not to be missed is the elegant porte-cochere next to the building entrance.

Exceptional white-glove service and security are evidenced with 24-Hour Doorman, Resident Manager, 2 Porters, a State-Of-The-Art Gym, Children’s Play Area, Central Laundry, Basketball Court, Bike Room and Pet-Friendly Policy. With Central Park as a front yard, endless entertainment abounds at the St Urban.

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Listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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About The St. Urban, 285 Central Park West

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The St. Urban, 285 Central Park West has received a CityRealty Rating of 85, 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
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29
Out of 36
+
24
Out of 39
+
8
=
85
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:
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:
Present 1 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
No Consistency 0 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 50 blocks 1 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 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:
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:
Stunning 5 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 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:
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:
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:
Yes 1 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

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

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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

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