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551W21, 551 West 21st Street, #8B

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Jan 2, 2020
It previously was on the market for a total of 725 days.
Last Sold on Aug 5, 2016 for $6,173,141
2 beds, 2.5 baths | Approx. 2,425 ft2
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  • Waterfall Properties S. De R.l.
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Key Details

  • Listed Jun 1, 2018
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Monthly Common Charges $4,242
    Monthly Real Estate Taxes $4,343
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

Very rarely is there an opportunity such as this: to purchase an impeccably designed 2,425 square foot, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home with library on the West Chelsea waterfront. Masterfully designed by the architects of Foster + Partners, this beautifully scaled residence includes a magnificent 26' x 19' southwest-facing corner living room, overlooking the Hudson River, downtown Manhattan and beyond. The adjacent, fully appointed kitchen with beveled Blanco de Macael marble countertops and backsplash, and a generous library/media room complete the apartment's entertainment and living spaces. A gracious master bedroom features a fully finished dressing room with extensive custom millwork by Foster + Partners.

The luxurious master bathroom includes a stately entrance through 9' double doors, a freestanding tub, radiant heated Luna Black granite floors, as well as a custom Corian vanity with integrated lighting. Other features include an enclosed shower and water closet with custom designed floor-to-ceiling translucent glass doors. The secondary bedroom has an en suite bath with Travertino Striato stone floors and elegant Dornbracht fixtures. Vintage and custom furniture pieces by designers Milo Baughman, Ferruccio Laviani, Eero Saarinen, Karl Springer, Francois Bauchet, Boris Tabacoff, and Hans Agne Jakobbson may be purchased separately.

With just 43 private homes overlooking the Hudson River in West Chelsea, 551 West 21st Street provides an exclusive and urbane setting, ideally located on Manhattan's waterfront and a premier block in one of the most vibrant and sought-after neighborhoods in the world. The building is perfectly located in the West Chelsea Arts District, with top gallerists from Paula Cooper, Barbara Gladstone, Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner all as neighbors; additional nearby attractions include the High Line Park, Avenues: The World School, countless restaurants and shopping, the High Line Hotel and soon NYC's first Six Senses Hotel. Exquisitely crafted by the master architects of Foster + Partners, 551 West 21st Street features a gated drive court surrounded by a 20-foot green wall, 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 doorman and concierge, porter and valet services, 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. Parking is available for purchase, providing an immediate escape in and out of the City via the West Side Highway.

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Apartment Amenities

  • River View
  • Park View
  • Windowed Kitchen

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

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