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1 Lexington Avenue

Between East 21st Street & East 22nd Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1910
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Gramercy Park
  • Total Apartments 27
    Total Floors 12
    Doorman FT Doorman
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Avg. Price / ft2
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Rating

28
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 28 / 44

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27
Out of 36

Location Rating: 27 / 36

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22
Out of 39

Features Rating: 22 / 39

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9
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86

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #8 Rated co-op - Downtown
  • #2 Rated co-op - Gramercy Park
 

Description

This 12-story building at 1 Lexington Avenue is the handsomest pre-war apartment building overlooking Gramercy Park.

It was erected in 1910 and has 27 cooperative apartments, many of them duplexes.

The impressive brown-brick building has a high cast-iron fence around it and the canopied entrance leads to a four-step-up, colonnaded portico with Tuscan columns. The Gramercy Proposed Historic District Extension noted that above the portico are round-arched windows embellished with finely carved garlands of fruit.

The building has several impressive decorative balconies and a cornice and a three-story stone base. It is pet friendly.

The building, which is also known as 123-125 East 21st Street and 49-50 Gramercy Park North, has a doorman and an elevator person, windowed kitchens and wood-burning fireplaces.

It is convenient to the many restaurants in the Flatiron and Union Square districts and there is convenient good public transportation.

It was designed by Herbert Lucas who also designed 24 Gramercy Park South.

According to Andrew Alpern in his book "Luxury Apartment Houses of Manhattan," the building was erected by a company headed by Edward Corning and the design of 1 Lexington Avenue is refined and restrained with a two-story stone base and upper floors of deep red brick laid in Flemish bond. He noted that voluted stone keystones are displayed over each window, as well as cast-iron balconies on stone console brackets, and a colonnaded and balustraded stone porch.

The building originally had only 12 units.

Residents have included Uma Thurman and Winona Ryder, the actresses, and Danny Meyer, the restaurateur.

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Building Amenities

  • Elevator Man
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
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Apartments for Sale at 1 Lexington Avenue (1)

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$1.3M - $1.3M
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This 12-story building at 1 Lexington Avenue is the handsomest pre-war apartment building overlooking Gramercy Park.
It was erected in 1910 and has 27 cooperative apartments, many of them duplexes." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Some decorative balconies
  • Convenient to Flatiron and Union Square restaurants
  • Moat with high fence
  • Few apartments
  • Some duplexes
  • Entrance portico
  • Canopied entrance
  • Doorman
  • Overlooks Gramercy Park
  • Keys to Gramercy Park
  • Close to Subway
  • Elevator person
Cons
  • No roof deck
  • No fitness center
  • Four-step-up entrance
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Subways

  1. 6
at Park Ave 0.12 miles
  1. N
  2. R
at Broadway 0.29 miles
  1. Q
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. L
at Broadway and 16th 0.33 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$6,850,000
Avg. Price
Based on 2 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$1.6M - $7.6M
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Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 404 Available for Sale
  • $1,902 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,238,319 Avg. Price
  • $1,635,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 65 Irving Place Apt TH | $21,500,000
  2. Least Expensive Gramercy East Apt 17C | $300,000
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  • 411 Total Sales
  • $1,521 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,278,017 Avg. Price
  • $995,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 1 Lexington Avenue Apt 5/6B | $7,600,000
  2. Least Expensive 210 East 21st Street Apt 5B | $310,000
    Price / ft2 $954

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Alternate Addresses

  • 123 East 21st Street
  • 3 Lexington Avenue

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