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The White House, 262 Central Park West, #PHS

$19,750,000 ($5,873 per ft2) | 4 beds, 5 baths | Approx. 3,363 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Jul 9, 2020
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Monthly Maintenance $8,009
    Minimum Down Payment 50%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

Perched high above Central Park, this award-winning penthouse boasts one of the most spectacularly landscaped, wrap-around private terraces in Manhattan. Offering approximately 3,400 square feet of interior space and 2,500 square feet of finished exterior space, this majestic home in the sky features large-scale rooms, massive picture windows, and stunning unobstructed views of Central Park, the Manhattan skyline, and beyond from virtually every room.

A private elevator landing ushers you into an elegant entry gallery, leading to the apartment's great room, corner exposure library/media room (or fourth bedroom), and formal dining room. All of these rooms graciously open onto the apartment's private terrace.

Complete with gas outdoor grill, custom lighting, automatic irrigation, as well as a magnificent water feature, this exquisite terrace serves as a divine extension of the interior entertaining spaces and master suite.

Facing both east and west, the windowed, eat-in, chef's kitchen offers magnificent views of the sunrise and sunset, and features top of the line appliances, including a commercial-grade Traulsen refrigerator and Viking gas range, as well as a center island and custom terrazzo flooring. An additional staff room, or fifth bedroom, full bath, laundry room and service entrance complete the public wing of the apartment.

The master suite and two additional bedrooms occupy the separate and private bedroom wing with sky-lit, central foyer. The luxurious master bedroom, opening onto the terrace and also enjoying unparalleled views of Central Park and downtown, boasts a gas fireplace, his and hers walk-in closets, a make-up area and recessed office space.

The en-suite master bathroom is bathed in natural light and includes a stainless steel soaking tub and oversized, windowed shower. Both guest bedrooms feature large picture windows and en-suite baths.

Additional features include central air conditioning and heating, Crestron home automation system, Lutron lighting system, central vacuum system, custom cove and accent lighting throughout, and an abundance of walls for displaying art. Note the exceptionally low maintenance for an apartment of this scale.

262 Central Park West, known as The White House, is a white-glove cooperative building featuring 24-hour doormen, resident manager, brand new gym, playroom, half basketball court, bike room and private storage.

2% flip tax paid by the buyer.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Terrace
  • Park View
  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

Estimated Monthly Cost

About The White House, 262 Central Park West

85

The White House, 262 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

27
Out of 44
+
33
Out of 36
+
16
Out of 39
+
9
=
85
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 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:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Free Standing 2 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 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:
Dazzling 4 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:
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:
Quite Stylish 3 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:
Yes 1 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:
Yes 1 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 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 1929
  • 84 Apartments
  • 15 Floors

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Fitness Center
  • Fireplaces
  • Landmarked

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Pros
  • Concierge
  • Exercise Room
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Pre-war construction
  • Large and handsome building
  • Very convenient public transportation
  • Fine Central Park views
  • Large apartments
  • Attractive lobby
  • Doorman
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Few balconies
  • No sundeck
  • Not close to supermarket
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Subways

  1. C
  2. B
at Central Park West and 88th 0.02 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.41 miles
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