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Museum Tower, 15 West 53rd Street, #25A

$3,180,000 ($1,415 per ft2) -9.1% | 3 beds, 2.5 baths | Approx. 2,248 ft2
2 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Feb 29, 2024
    Last Price Change: -9.1% ($319,900) on Mar 1
    Days on Market: 2
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 192 times
Monthly Common Charges: $3,251
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $3,564
Total Taxes & Fees: $6,815 ($3.03/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $17,217
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $24,032 ($10.69/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($636,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Prestigious Location: This property is located in the esteemed Museum Tower, designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, and is situated next to the iconic MOMA. It also offers close proximity to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Theater District, reflecting exclusivity and prestige.
  • Luxurious Interiors: The apartment boasts unparalleled Central Park and Manhattan skyline views from every room, a bright, spacious living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a bar room ideal for hosting or relaxing. The kitchen is equipped with premium appliances, custom cabinetry, and statuary marble countertops.
  • Master Bedrooms: The property features a luxurious master bedroom with an ensuite marble bathroom, double sinks, refined shower, and custom walk-in closet. There is also a second master bedroom with eastern views, a walk-in closet, ensuite marble bathroom, and laundry facilities.
  • Versatile Third Room: The third room in the apartment can be used as a spacious bedroom or a formal dining room, offering flexibility based on your needs.
  • Additional Features: The apartment also includes an in-unit washer/dryer for convenience.
  • Building Amenities: The building offers a range of amenities including a 24-hour doorman service, concierge, a landscaped rooftop terrace, a modern gym with sauna/steam room, bike room, resident storage, full service garage, central AC, outdoor entertainment space, terraces/balconies, and a live-in superintendent.

Description

Experience the privilege of living in an ’A’ line residence at Cesar Pelli’s renowned Museum Tower, boasting unparalleled Central Park and Manhattan skyline views. This corner unit enchants with its extensive northern views, ensuring every room captures the essence of city living.

The home welcomes you via a formal hall, complete with a powder room, leading to a bright, square-shaped living room (about 24’ × 24’7) with striking floor-to-ceiling windows framing Central Park. A special bar room adds a touch of elegance, ideal for hosting or relaxing.

Designed for the culinary enthusiast, the kitchen showcases premium appliances, custom cabinetry, and statuary marble countertops, complemented by inviting window views.

The main master bedroom is a haven of luxury with its ensuite marble bathroom featuring double sinks, a refined shower, and a custom walk-in closet.

It also boasts an Art Deco-style coach beside a window overlooking the park.

The second master bedroom includes eastern views, a walk-in closet, an ensuite marble bathroom with double sinks, and laundry facilities. Flexibility is key, with the third room suitable as a spacious bedroom or a formal dining room.

Museum Tower, next to the iconic MOMA, offers top-tier amenities like 24-hour doorman service, concierge, a landscaped rooftop terrace, and a modern gym with sauna/steam room. The grand lobby displays a stunning art collection, elevating the ambiance.

Ownership requires a 2% capital contribution, reflecting the exclusivity and prestige of this architectural gem.

This residence isn’t just a home; it’s an extraordinary lifestyle choice.

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Apartment Amenities

  • City View

Listing Agent (Seller's Representative)

Listing courtesy of Realty De Tilly NY LLC

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
+
33
Out of 36
+
19
Out of 39
+
10
=
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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