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The St. Urban, 285 Central Park West, #7S

$12,000,000 | 5 beds, 3 baths
21 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed Feb 14, 2021
    Days on Market 21
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Monthly Maintenance $8,858
    Minimum Down Payment 50%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

OPEN VIEWS on Central Park West! Located in the St. Urban, one of the city's grand Beaux-Arts apartment buildings, this sprawling 10-room home offers a graceful layout with 5 bedrooms and 57-feet fronting Central Park and the Reservoir.

This Triple Mint apartment underwent a yearlong full gut renovation in 2012. The owner meticulously expanded the original 12 room floorplan to make the current grand entertaining apartment that it is today. The expansive, light-filled prewar apartment has magnificent architectural details, including herringbone flooring, 9'9" ceilings, bay windows, and tall doorways.

One enters the apartment from a semi-private elevator landing. There is a 23-foot gallery which opens onto a double length 46-foot living room featuring a series of large bay windows framing glorious direct Central Park and Reservoir views. Adjacent to the living room, there is a 1 Bedroom Suite, that can be used as the primary bedroom, also facing the Park.

The windowed eat-in kitchen is fully equipped with Wolf Range, Sub Zero refrigerator, marble countertops, dual sinks, walk-thru pantry as well as a walk-in Wine Fridge. A hallway leads to the Western wing of the home with potentially 4 additional bedrooms and a gracious master suite. The large bathrooms feature WaterWorks Fixtures, white statuary marble and pewter limestone.

In addition, the owner has added 4 zone air conditioning/heating throughout the apartment. Built in 1906, the St. Urban was designed by Robert T.

Lyons. This 13-story, full-service cooperative has 56 apartments, with just two apartments per landing. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, basketball court, a fully-equipped gym, and a storage facility for bicycles.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Eastern Exposures

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About The St. Urban, 285 Central Park West

85

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
+
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
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1902
  • 56 Apartments
  • 12 Floors

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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