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The Studio Building, 131 East 66th Street, #89C

$4,795,000 | 3 beds, 2.5 baths
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212 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Oct 26, 2023
    Days on Market: 212
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Lenox Hill (Manhattan)
    Listing viewed 443 times
Monthly Maintenance: $10,434
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $16,160
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $26,594
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 50% ($2,397,500), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Spacious and Elegant: This grandly scaled duplex at the iconic Studio Building features a double-height living room, three bedrooms, two and a half baths, two stone fireplaces, a library with built-in shelving, a formal dining room, and a windowed kitchen with a washer/dryer. The primary suite includes a spacious bedchamber, a walk-in closet, and an en-suite windowed bath.
  • Flexible Financing and Policies: The building permits 50% financing, dogs, and pied-a-terres on a case-by-case basis. A 3% coop transfer fee is payable by the purchaser.
  • Historic Building: Built in 1906 by renowned architect Charles A. Platt, 131 East 66th Street is a handsome, limestone-clad, Italian Renaissance palazzo-style edifice that is both a designated NYC landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Prime Location: The building is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood on the Upper East Side, close to Hunter College, the Park Avenue Armory, Madison Avenue shopping, and the 68th Street 6 train.
  • Building Cons: The building does not have a garage, sidewalk landscaping, or a health club.
  • Additional Amenities: The apartment includes a windowed storage room on the 12th floor and a private basement storage unit. The building offers a full time doorman, attended elevator, a resident manager, laundry room, and a common storage area.

Description

This grandly scaled duplex at the iconic Studio Building is a glamorous Manhattan home, filled with light all day and featuring an impressive double-height living room as well as offering three bedrooms and two and a half baths (with the potential to add an additional en-suite bath), at the epicenter of the Upper East Side. Upon entering the apartment, you are greeted by an elegant entry hall with tile floors and a splendid staircase leading to the private bedroom wing above. The entertaining spaces radiate off the entry foyer, with double-doors opening to the centerpiece of the apartment: a dramatic living room, with nearly 20’ high beamed ceilings and a massive north-facing leaded-glass window. Ideally designed for entertaining, the classically proportioned room features a massive fireplace with a handsome stone mantel and a matching ornate wood door-frame, as well as ample space for multiple seating areas.

Adjacent to the living room is a light-filled library featuring a second stone fireplace, and lined with built-in shelving. The library, dining room and kitchen, as well as the principal bedrooms upstairs, all enjoy sunny southern exposures and skyline views over the beautiful St. Vincent Ferrer Church. The gracious circular flow of the entertaining rooms is completed by the double doors off of both the entry hall and the library, leading to the formal dining room. Adjacent is the windowed kitchen, with a washer/dryer.

The service elevator opens directly into the kitchen. Completing the lower level is a guest powder room. Ascend the stairs to a gracious landing, with a Juliet balcony overlooking the living room, and a hallway connecting the home’s private bedroom quarters. Each bedroom occupies a separate wing of the upper level.

The primary suite features a spacious bedchamber, a walk-in closet, and an en-suite windowed bath. Down the hall is a secondary bedroom, with ample space to add an en-suite bath (subject to plans and approvals), while immediately off the stair hall are a smaller third bedroom and a full bath. A windowed storage room on the 12th floor and a private basement storage unit both convey with the apartment. Built in 1905/1906 by one of the era’s most renowned architects, Charles A. Platt, 131 East 66th Street is a handsome, limestone-clad, Italian Renaissance palazzo-style edifice that has been home to some of the city’s most illustrious residents, and is both a designated NYC landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Amenities include a full time doorman, attended elevator, a resident manager, laundry room, and a common storage area. 50% financing, dogs, and pied-a-terres are permitted (case-by-case). A 3% coop transfer fee is payable by the purchaser.

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About The Studio Building, 131 East 66th Street

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The Studio Building, 131 East 66th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 59, 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

23
Out of 44
+
19
Out of 36
+
17
Out of 39
=
59
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:
Dramatic 3 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:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 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:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 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:
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:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
11-14 Feet 3 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 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:
Some 1 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:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • Pre War
  • Intercom
  • Elevator
  • Landmarked

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Pros
  • Distinguished pre-war building
  • Few and large apartments
  • Very good neighborhood shopping
  • Excellent public transportation
  • Doorman
  • Many living rooms with very high ceilings
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No garage
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No health club
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