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There are 5 apartments for sale/rent in this building (last updated on Nov 23, 2021)

The Lombardy, 111 East 56th Street

Between Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue

Description of The Lombardy

The Lombardy Hotel was built by William Randolph Hearst in 1926 and has been home to such legends as Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton, Bette Davis, Richard Rodgers, and Edna Ferber. It has been converted to a sophisticated residence in Midtown, close to Central Park, and with easy access to great shopping and the best restaurant and entertainment options the city has to offer. Services at the Lombardy are unmatched and include 24-hour concierge and doorman, twice-daily maid service, valet parking, dry cleaning service, fitness center, beauty salon, business center, and espresso bar.

Foreign, corporate, trust and pied-a-terre purchases are welcome, as are pets. Electricity, gas, maid, and cleaning services are included in the maintenance.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built 1926
    Converted Year 1956
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Total Apartments 176
    Total Floors 21
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed

Apartment Pricing Stats

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Health Club
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Fireplaces
  • Live-In Superintendent

Apartments for Sale at 111 East 56th Street (3)

3
Available Apts
$850K - $5M
Price Range
$1,301
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 111 East 56th Street (2)

2
Available Apts
$4,000
Prices Start At
$112
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The Lombardy: Rating

29
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 29 / 44

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24
Out of 36

Location Rating: 24 / 36

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17
Out of 39

Features Rating: 17 / 39

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7
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77

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
  • #35 Rated co-op - Midtown
  • #5 Rated co-op - Midtown East
 

Carter Horsley's Review of The Lombardy

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The Lombardy Hotel was built by William Randolph Hearst in 1926 and has been home to celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Bette Davis, and Richard Rodgers. 

This beige-brick building has a three-story limestone base with gargoyles and a very dramatic and unusual arched entrance with a large heated canopy and sidewalk landscaping." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Full service hotel qualities and advantages
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Large lobby
  • Impressive entrance
  • Good public transportation
  • Gargoyles
  • Concierge
  • Doorman
  • Excellent in house restaurant
  • Maid- valet- and laundry services daily
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No roof deck
  • Considerable traffic
  • No balconies
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Subways

  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
at Lexington Ave and 60th 0.18 miles
  1. M
  2. E
at Lexington Ave and 53rd 0.24 miles
  1. F
at Lexington Ave and 63rd 0.35 miles
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$250K - $1.3M
Price Range
$626
Avg. Price / ft2

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