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Museum Tower, 15 West 53rd Street, #15B

$2,499,999 ($1,304 per ft2) -5.7% | 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Approx. 1,917 ft2
141 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Oct 11, 2023
    Last Price Change: -3.7% ($97,001) on Dec 12
    Days on Market: 141
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 204 times
Monthly Common Charges: $2,687
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $2,791
Total Taxes & Fees: $5,478 ($2.86/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $13,576
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $19,054 ($9.94/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($500,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Location: Situated at 15 West 53rd Street, Midtown West, this property is in close proximity to Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, Madison Avenue boutiques, and the subway. However, potential buyers should note the street traffic caused by museum visitors.
  • Property Details: This spacious condominium, built in 1985, offers approximately 1,917 ft2 of living space, including 2 king-sized bedrooms with ensuite baths, a windowed kitchen, and a bonus room that can be used as an office or den. The property also features an in-home washer and dryer.
  • Building Amenities: The building provides a full-time doorman, concierge, elevator operator, resident storage, central AC, full service garage, garden, rooftop terrace, bike room, live-in superintendent, and terraces/balconies. Additional amenities include a fitness center, conference room, media and conference rooms, business center, wine-tasting room, and complimentary storage bins.
  • Financial Details: The property is listed at $2,499,999, which equates to $1,304 per ft2. Monthly common charges amount to $2,687, with real estate taxes coming in at $2,791, making the total taxes and fees $5,478 or $2.86/ft2.
  • Ownership and Financing: The building has a pet-friendly policy and allows for corporate ownership. It also offers flexible financing options.
  • Unique Features: The property is associated with the Museum of Modern Art, adding a unique cultural aspect to the living experience. However, it should be noted that there is no roof deck.

Description

Introducing an amazing opportunity to own a split 2-Bedroom apartment at Museum Tower. Welcome to a sophisticated urban oasis with impeccable design and sweeping views at 15 West 53rd St, a renowned residence in the heart of New York City. This exquisite 1,917 square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath apartment boasts Southern and Eastern exposures, offering abundant natural light throughout the day.

Upon entering, you are greeted by a spacious foyer leading to the corner living room, with breathtaking views that stretch across MoMA and St.

Thomas Church. The apartment features a spacious windowed kitchen, perfect for the culinary enthusiast. A versatile bonus room, ideal for use as an office or den, enhances the functionality of this magnificent space.

The two king-sized bedrooms are generously proportioned, each graced with its own ensuite bath and ample closet space.

For the convenience of guests, a discreet powder room is located in the entryway. You’ll also find a utility closet housing an in-home washer and dryer, adding to the convenience and comfort of daily living.

Museum Tower is centrally located, just steps away from Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, and the upscale boutiques on Madison Avenue. The building itself is a modern classic, offering a range of amenities that elevate your urban living experience.

The attentive white-gloved staff ensures your security and privacy, with optional "hotel-level quality" maid, laundry, and valet services.

Residents enjoy the benefits of a full-time doorman and concierge service, a newly renovated state-of-the-art fitness center, a conference room for work or meetings, and a beautifully landscaped roof terrace that overlooks the lush MoMA gardens. In addition, there are incredible media and conference rooms, a business center for remote work, and a wine-tasting room with coolers for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Complimentary storage bins further enhance the convenience of city living.

Museum Tower embraces a pet-friendly policy, corporate ownership, and flexible financing options.

Please note that a transfer tax of two (2) percent of the purchase price is payable by the purchaser.Elevate your lifestyle at Museum Tower, where luxury, location, and amenities seamlessly combine to create an unparalleled living experience in the heart of Manhattan. Don’t miss this opportunity to make this exceptional 2-bedroom apartment your new home. Contact us today to schedule a viewing and experience the epitome of New York City living.

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Apartment Amenities

  • City View

Listing Agent (Seller's Representative)

Listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Pricing History

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About Museum Tower, 15 West 53rd Street

90

Museum Tower, 15 West 53rd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 90, 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

28
Out of 44
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33
Out of 36
+
19
Out of 39
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10
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90
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 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:
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:
Outstanding 5 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:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 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:
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:
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:
Stunning 5 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 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:
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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 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:
Many 2 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Elevator Operator
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

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Pros
  • Elegant- impressive lobby
  • Doorman
  • Concierge
  • Great midtown location
  • Association with prestigious institution
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Street traffic caused by museum visitors
  • No roof deck
  • Major expansion planned for the museum
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Subways

  1. E
  2. M
at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.13 miles
  1. F
at 6th Ave 0.19 miles
  1. B
  2. D
at Broadway and 53rd 0.25 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 7th Ave 0.30 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.34 miles
  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.40 miles
  1. C
at 8th Ave and 51st 0.46 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
at Lexington Ave and 60th 0.50 miles

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