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Connaught Tower, 300 East 54th Street

between Second Avenue & First Avenue   |    Midtown East

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1978
  • 360 Apartments
  • 35 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • 1 Bed $729,000 4
  • 2 Beds $1,695,000 1
  • 4 Beds $2,295,000 1
  • Last updated Oct 24, 2017
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$1,137 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $789,688 8
  • 2 BEDS $1,241,417 3
  • 3 BEDS $2,325,000 1
  • 4 BEDS $1,975,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 13 closings during past 12 months Last updated Oct 24, 2017
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$1,173 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

69

Connaught Tower, 300 East 54th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 69, 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
+
20
Out of 36
+
26
Out of 39
=
69
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Attractive 4 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Good 3 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
No Canopy 1 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Exists 1 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but OK 1 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Partially Visible 1 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
Present 1 out of 2 points
Garden:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Water Element:
Yes 1 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 30 blocks 3 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Bland 1 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
Some Noise 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
6-10 Short Blocks 1 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:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Yes, but Small 1 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Driveway:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Catering:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
Yes 1 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
  • #11 Rated co-op - Midtown East
How was this building rated?

The Connaught Hotel in London is a small, elegant, very expensive and very famous Edwardian hostelry.

This Connaught bears no resemblance, but that is not unusual for building names in New York.

By its era's standards in New York, it is a first-class apartment tower in a convenient midtown location. Those standards, of course, are not up to the real luxury of earlier generations, but they include modern amenities and conveniences that appeal to many such as a rooftop health club and pool, balconies and a garage.

This 35-story apartment tower was built in 1978 and converted to a cooperative in 1982.

Designed by Philip Birnbaum for developers Charles Benenson and Lawrence and Preston Tisch, the tower has a sharp rectilinearity punctuated by columns of balconies. A nice architectural touch is that the roof "bulges" over the columns of balconies that gives them more "substance" visually as well as make the building's top a bit more interesting.

The 360-unit building has a nice plaza which helps distance the building a bit from the heavy traffic of Second Avenue, which is an avenue that is not urbanistically hurt by plazas.

The 360-unit building has a nice plaza which helps distance the building a bit from the heavy traffic of Second Avenue, which is an avenue that is not urbanistically hurt by plazas.

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 6
  2. M
  3. E
at Lexington Ave and 53rd 0.14 miles
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  4. 4
  5. 5
at Lexington Ave and 60th 0.39 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

Connaught Tower, 300 East 54th Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The Connaught Hotel in London is a small, elegant, very expensive and very famous Edwardian hostelry." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Good views from some apartments
  • Financially stable building
  • Doorman
  • Convenient midtown location
  • Balconies
  • Garage
  • Rooftop health club and pool
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Not close to parks
  • Neighborhood is a mix of commercial and residential uses
  • Heavy traffic
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Connaught Tower, 300 East 54th Street - 10 year Sales History

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Connaught Tower, 300 East 54th Street 12 Month Sales Summary

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Past 12 Months
$1,103,212
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Connaught Tower, 300 East 54th Street Alternate Address

  • 1016 2 Avenue

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 197 Available for Sale
  • $958 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,330,223 Avg. Price
  • $849,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 417 Park Avenue Apt 11W | $7,999,999
  2. Least Expensive The Lombardy Apt 204 | $250,000
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  • 41 Available for Rent
  • $56 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,795 Avg. Price
  • $3,400 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Lombardy Apt 2101 | $25,000
  2. Least Expensive 332 East 54th Street Apt 4C | $1,900
    Price / ft2 $57
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  • 269 Total Sales
  • $894 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $850,193 Avg. Price
  • $649,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Ritz Tower Apt 19NS | $4,000,000
    Price / ft2 $1,481
  2. Least Expensive The Lombardy Apt 208 | $299,999

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