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The Morse Building, 140 Nassau Street, #4A

$1,875,000 | 2 beds, 2 baths
11 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed Jan 5, 2022
    Days on Market 11
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Financial District
    Listing viewed 3 times
Monthly Maintenance $2,347
Total Taxes & Fees $2,347
Est. Monthly Mortgage $6,324
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost $8,671

Open house:

  • Sun Jan 16 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. By appointment only.

Description



INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER DOWNTOWN LOFT / LOW MAINTENANCE. This open airy corner home is located in the historic Morse Building, featuring a great layout and flow with original architectural details. Enter the foyer and gallery, which unfolds into the expansive (29’ X 22’9") living and dining areas, open kitchen with mobile prep island, and built-in dining banquette with a clever under bench storage system; perfect for entertaining and nesting.

The main bedroom (16’ X 8’10") has two windows, a dressing area, and an expansive walk-in closet (9’ X8’). The 2nd sleep area is up the floating stairs and overlooks the living space. There are two spa-like bathrooms; the main spacious windowed bathroom has a double vanity with under counter storage, large walk-in shower, and a laundry closet with the apartment’s own washer and dryer.

The second full size bathroom has a deep soaking bathtub and marble flooring. The apartment has dramatic 14’4" barrel vaulted, arched brick doorways, and exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, intricate moldings, casement interior windows (and bedroom door). Nine arched windows allow for southern and western light, and street views to the Beekman Hotel, and the Woolworth Building.

There is overhead ceiling fans and lighting, floor-to-ceiling book shelves, a coat closet, and an overhead storage compartment (7’2’ X 7’) accessible by a ladder. The low monthly maintenance includes a full-time superintendent, gas, water, and radiator heat. There are window air conditioners, and common area laundry facilities on the 2nd floor of the building.

This landmark cooperative building is pet friendly, and has a newly restored old world mosaic tiled lobby, a state-of-the-art video intercom system, and an expansive nicely landscaped common roof deck with panoramic city views. The apartment is 1,560 gross square feet, including the home office and storage compartment.

Once the tallest building in New York City, the Morse Building built in 1880 has just 39 units, 3 apartments per floor, and is located in the vibrant Financial District, adjacent to City Hall Park and Tribeca. The American Vitagraph Company was among the early tenants of the building, where in 1898 the creation of one of the first motion pictures took place on the roof.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

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About The Morse Building, 140 Nassau Street

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The Morse Building, 140 Nassau Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 54, 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

12
Out of 44
+
24
Out of 36
+
11
Out of 39
+
7
=
54
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Attractive 4 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Poor 0 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Unattractive 0 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Poorly Done 0 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Not Visible 0 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Partially Visible 1 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:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Individual Designation 2 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:
More than 50 blocks 0 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:
Only Top Floors 1 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:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
Some Noise 0 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Minimal but Attractive 2 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
None 0 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1880
  • 39 Apartments
  • 14 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1980
  • Pre War
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Video Intercom
  • Elevator

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Pros
  • Designated city landmark
  • Close to Financial district
  • Good public transportation
  • A block from City Hall Park
  • Adjacent to major Gehry skyscraper project
  • Half a block from Pace University
  • Equidistant from Ground Zero and South Street Seaport
  • Roof deck
  • Nice mosaic murals in lobby
  • Fabulous block architecturally
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Bollards but no sidewalk landscaping
  • No garage
  • No concierge
  • No doorman
  • No fitness center
  • No balconies
  • Close to Pace University
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Subways

  1. J
  2. Z
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
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  8. C
at Nassau 0.10 miles
  1. R
at Broadway and Warren 0.15 miles
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at Centre and Reade 0.16 miles
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  2. E
at Broadway 0.19 miles

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