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359 East 68th Street, #8

$2,495,000 ($1,559 per ft2) | 2 beds, 3 baths | Approx. 1,600 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Sep 9, 2019
    Days on Market 39
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Lenox Hill
  • Monthly Common Charges $2,099
    Monthly Real Estate Taxes $2,217
    Minimum Down Payment 10%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

Rare opportunity to purchase a turnkey, entirely renovated and oversized two bedroom condominium with protected southern park views and all-day light. The 8th floor is a full-floor, direct elevator-entry home of almost 1,600 square feet, with separated living and sleeping quarters and top-of-the-line finishes throughout.


Enter into the home off of your private elevator to be greeted by a gracious foyer gallery.

To the left is the living wing of the home, completely opened up to allow for maximum southern and eastern light to flow throughout the rooms. The kitchen has been gut renovated and now features a waterfall marble island, chef's appliances including a disappearing vented range, LG smart refrigerator, and ample storage including a pantry. Just adjacent to the kitchen is a temperature-controlled wine cellar.

The dining area is large enough for a ten-person dining table and is adjacent to an outdoor terrace with room for a table and chairs, all overlooking an open view south. The living area additionally boasts grand scale and enjoys the southern light across the park, which is eternally protected.


On the western end of the home is the sleeping wing, beginning with a utility room with stacked full-size washer/dryer and slop sink with additional storage.

The second bedroom is sizable and faces south, and enjoys an en-suite bath with tub. The grand master bedroom, with its own planters terrace, gets all-day light and enjoys an enormous, built-out walk-in closet with window. The master bath has a double vanity, enormous rain shower with a seat, and tons of storage.

The home has brand new white oak flooring throughout, recessed lighting controlled on dimmers, and multiple zones of air conditioning.


359 East 68th Street is a boutique doorman condominium located directly across from St. Catherine's Park, on the corner of First Avenue.

It is surrounded by restaurants, shopping, and culture, and just a block away from the new Second Avenue Subway stop.


Building to replace the windows at owner's expense.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.
  • Balcony

Estimated Monthly Cost

About 359 East 68th Street

48

359 East 68th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 48, 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

18
Out of 44
+
20
Out of 36
+
10
Out of 39
=
48
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Attractive 4 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Good 3 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:
No, but OK 1 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Exposed 0 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 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:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
More than 50 blocks 0 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Some 0 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Minimal but Attractive 2 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 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:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Condo
  • Built in 1983
  • 22 Apartments
  • 11 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • FT Doorman
  • Post War
  • Elevator

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Pros
  • Only two apartments per floor
  • Open views
  • Doorman
  • Close to Subway
  • Balconies
  • Convenient to cross-town bus service
Cons
  • No health club
  • No garage
  • Three exposed water tanks
  • No sidewalk landscaping
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Subways

  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.36 miles
  1. F
at Lexington Ave and 63rd 0.42 miles
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