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53 West 53rd Street, #63

$46,395,000 ($6,837 per ft2) | 4 beds, 4 baths | Approx. 6,786 ft2
383 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Feb 14, 2023
    Days on Market: 383
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 3,938 times
Monthly Common Charges: $17,684
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $12,910
Total Taxes & Fees: $30,594 ($4.51/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $254,204
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $284,798 ($41.97/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($9,279,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Prime Location: This full floor residence is located in the heart of Manhattan, in the prestigious Midtown West neighborhood, offering close proximity to Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art.
  • Stunning Design: The apartment features interiors designed by world-renowned designer Thierry Despont, with high ceilings up to approximately 11 feet, custom interior lighting design, and motorized Lutron solar shades throughout.
  • Spacious and Luxurious: The residence boasts four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, a corner primary suite with multiple closets and a spacious, windowed en suite bath, and a massive eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances by Miele and Sub-Zero.
  • Unmatched Views: The apartment offers north, south, east, and west-facing exposures, providing panoramic views and a river view.
  • Exceptional Amenities: The building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Jean Nouvel, offers over 30,000 square feet of extraordinary amenities including a health club, pool, fitness center, lounge, five-star-hotel-level services, an on-premise partner restaurant, and more.
  • Additional Features: The modern and elegantly designed building, built in 2020, is pet-friendly with pet grooming services, and offers direct elevator access to the apartment, in-unit washer and dryer, valet services, bike room, and resident storage.

Description

Comprising the entire 63rd floor at 53 West 53, this palatial residence features four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and north-, south-, east-, and west-facing exposures. Gracious proportions and ceilings ranging up to approximately 11 feet set the awe-inspiring stage for world-renowned designer Thierry Despont’s masterfully conceived interiors. Bespoke detailing typically reserved for privately commissioned homes abounds, while a rich yet soft palette of museum-quality finishes imbues each space with both modern glamour and timeless elegance.

With direct elevator access, the exquisite home opens upon a sprawling gallery that separates living and entertainment spaces from the private bedroom wing.

To the north, a spectacular 38’10" x 36’7" living room is surrounded by three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows that artfully frame north-, west-, and east-facing views that dazzle at every moment of day or night. The space flows into the massive eat-in kitchen designed by Thierry Despont for Molteni and offering north- and west-facing views. Anchored by an oversized center island, the kitchen features polished statuary marble countertops and a back-lit statuary backsplash that complement back-painted glass cabinetry with polished nickel detailing and Dornbracht fixtures.

The extensive suite of appliances by Miele and Sub-Zero includes two fully integrated refrigerators and freezers, a six-burner cooktop with fully vented hood, two integrated dishwashers, double wall oven, speed oven, steam oven, dual under-counter wine refrigerators, and an integrated coffee maker.

The corner primary suite is a study in grandeur, featuring a 19’2 x 30’9" bedroom wrapped in three walls of glass to the north, south, and west; multiple closets including an oversized walk-in and a windowed 10’11 x 14’2" dressing room; and a spacious, windowed en suite bath with radiant heated floors. Elegantly appointed in polished Noir St. Laurent marble, high-honed Verona limestone, and polished Persian golden travertine with polished nickel Dornbracht fixtures throughout, the primary bathroom features two separate custom carved vanities, a cast iron Lefroy Brooks soaking tub, freestanding shower, private water closet with commode and bidet, and a large linen closet.

Three additional bedrooms each offer an en suite bathroom clad in high-honed Verona limestone with polished nickel Dornbracht fixtures. Bedroom Two features bright south- and east-facing views, while bedrooms Three and Four enjoy easterly light. Completing the residence are a beautifully appointed powder room, a discreet utility room with side-by-side washer and vented dryer, and a separate service entrance for the ultimate in privacy.

No detail has been overlooked, from the custom interior lighting design by Thierry Despont in collaboration with Bill Schwinghammer, to the motorized Lutron solar shades throughout with additional blackout shades in each bedroom, to the supply of humidified and filtered fresh air throughout the home.

With architecture by Pritzker Prize-winner Jean Nouvel and interiors by the legendary Thierry Despont, 53 West 53 is a true icon, rising 1,050 feet in the heart of Manhattan against the cinematic backdrop of Central Park and the surrounding cityscape. Over 30,000 square feet of extraordinary amenities and deeply personalized, five-star-hotel-level services transcend even the most discerning expectations. The building also features an on-premise partner restaurant, 53 by Altamarea Group, offering resident-only dining experiences.

The complete offering terms are in an offering plan available from Sponsor.

File No. CD14-0230. Sponsor: W2005/Hines West Fifty-Third Realty, LLC, 53 West 53rd Street, Unit 38C, New York, NY 10019.

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Apartment Amenities

  • River View

Listing Agent (Seller's Representative)

Listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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About 53 West 53rd Street

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53 West 53rd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 89, 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

31
Out of 44
+
27
Out of 36
+
21
Out of 39
+
10
=
89
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 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:
Individual Designation 2 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:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 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:
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:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes, with Swimming Pool 2 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 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:
Yes 1 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:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Event Room
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundry Room
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Valet Services
  • Bike Room
  • Common Dining Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Pet Grooming / Pet Services
  • Restaurant
  • Screening Room
  • Spa / Therapy Room
  • Sports Court
  • Golf Simulator
  • Wine Room/Wine Cellar

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Pros
  • 24-hour doormen
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Squash court
  • Golf simulator
  • Health club with pool
  • Resident manager
  • Bicycle storage
  • Housekeeping
  • Maid service
  • Laundry service
  • Pet concierge
  • Technology consultant
  • Catered food service
  • Lounge and dining room
  • Wine vaults and tasting room
  • Large living rooms
Cons
  • Many apartments
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No roof deck
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Subways

  1. F
at 6th Ave 0.17 miles
  1. B
  2. D
  3. E
at Broadway and 53rd 0.19 miles
  1. M
at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.20 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 7th Ave 0.24 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.29 miles
  1. C
at 8th Ave and 51st 0.40 miles
  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.46 miles
  1. A
at Central Park West and 60th 0.49 miles

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