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551W21, 551 West 21st Street, #15

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Aug 19, 2019
It previously was on the market for a total of 646 days.
5 apartments are currently available in this building.

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Key Details

  • Listed Feb 28, 2018
    Days on Market 646
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Monthly Common Charges $15,490
    Monthly Real Estate Taxes $14,174
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

West Chelsea Waterfront Grandeur Prominently located on Manhattan's waterfront in the vibrant West Chelsea Art District, the 15th Floor at 551 West 21st Street is one of the grandest—with over 8,300 SF—and most exceptional downtown properties on the market today. On a premier art block, with world-class gallerists Paula Cooper, Barbara Gladstone, Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner as neighbors, and flanked between the nightlife, restaurant and shopping destination of the Meatpacking District, the countless restaurants, hotels, businesses and amenities arriving to Hudson Yards, and the bucolic environs of the nearby High Line and Hudson River Parks, this extraordinary high-floor residence is truly at the center of it all. Expertly designed by Foster + Partners, this remarkable seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home features sweeping, 360-degree views amongst two distinct wings, separated by an 82-foot long south-west facing grand room. Direct elevator access into a large private vestibule with custom cove lighting detail offers a stately entrance to the 15th Floor.

The property features French-inspired oak herringbone wood floors, naturally stained oak cabinetry and custom millwork throughout. Perfect for any art collector, this graciously proportioned home features nearly 400 linear feet of wall space, 11-foot ceilings, 9-foot doorways, and expansive picture windows with luminous metal surrounds that offer a deep facade for perimeter seating. The western wing of the apartment includes four of the seven bedrooms, a separate dining room and an eat-in, windowed kitchen overlooking the Hudson River that features hand selected beveled Blanco de Macael marble countertops and backsplash, as well as top-of-the-line appliances. The stunning corner master bedroom suite with direct river views includes a walk-in closet with custom millwork, a luxurious master bathroom with double door entry, a freestanding tub overlooking the river, radiant-heated Luna Black granite floors and a custom-designed Corian vanity.

Other features include an enclosed shower and separate water closet with floor-to-ceiling translucent glass doors. The three additional bedrooms in this wing boast en-suite bathrooms with Travertino Striato stone floors and elegant Dornbracht fixtures. Also included is a full laundry room and powder room.

The eastern wing offers dramatic New York City landmark views, including the High Line Park, Empire State Building, midtown Manhattan and beyond, and features three additional bedrooms, including a secondary master with a large, windowed dressing room and en-suite master bathroom. A library with custom built-in Molteni shelving, a media room/den, midnight kitchen, and an additional powder room and secondary laundry room complete this wing. The 15th floor is fully integrated with custom electronic shades and pre-wiring for the most advanced home technology systems. Included in this offering are three parking spaces in the building's valet-attended garage, accessed through a private, gated porte cochère with a 20-foot green wall.

With just 43 private homes on the Hudson River in West Chelsea, Foster + Partners' 551 West 21st Street offers an exclusive and urbane setting in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the world. This singular building features a dramatic, awe-inspiring 34-foot double height lobby with custom designed chandelier and a prismatic glass wall, allowing natural light to flood the space. Additional amenities include full-time doormen and porters, a state-of-the-art fitness center with a his and her spa and sauna, treatment room, yoga room, residents' lounge, children's playroom, bike storage, a live-in super and a dedicated, separate service entrance.

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Apartment Amenities

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

About 551W21, 551 West 21st Street

91

551W21, 551 West 21st Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 91, 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
+
25
Out of 39
+
10
=
91
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 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:
Not Allowed 2 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:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unrelated Base 0 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:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 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:
Considerable 2 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Condo
  • Built in 2015
  • 44 Apartments
  • 19 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Post War
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Health Club
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Party Room
  • Children's Playroom
  • Fitness Center
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • On-Site Parking
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Valet Services

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