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Museum Tower, 15 West 53rd Street, #29AF30A

$10,500,000 ($1,842 per ft2) -27.6% | 3 beds, 4.5 baths | Approx. 5,700 ft2
603 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Jul 5, 2022
    Last Price Change: -19.2% ($2.5M) on Nov 27
    Days on Market: 603
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 1,333 times
Monthly Common Charges: $7,990
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $9,600
Total Taxes & Fees: $17,590 ($3.09/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $57,018
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $74,608 ($13.09/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($2,100,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Location and Price: This luxurious condominium is located at 15 West 53rd Street, Midtown West, and is listed for $10,500,000.
  • Property Details: The property spans approximately 5,700 square feet and features 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a library, formal dining room, and a versatile kitchen. The primary bedroom boasts corner views, two dressing rooms, and two spa bathrooms, while the additional bedrooms can be used as a home office or den.
  • Building and Unit Features: Built in 1985 by Cesar Pelli, the building has 248 apartments across 55 floors. The unit has been renovated with high-end finishes and appliances, and features a 38-foot corner living room with floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Monthly Charges: The monthly common charges are $7,990, with real estate taxes amounting to $9,600, bringing the total taxes and fees to $17,590.
  • Amenities: The building offers a range of amenities including a fitness center, Pilates/stretch room, sauna/steam facility, garden terrace, wine tasting room, screening room, business conference room, concierge, elevator operator, resident storage, central AC, full service garage, health club, rooftop terrace, washer/dryer in building, fitness center, outdoor entertainment space, in-unit washer/dryer, bike room, live-in superintendent, and terraces/balconies.
  • Additional Features: The condominium includes individual wine and personal storage, and pets are allowed.

Description

A singular opportunity to own a mint 5,700 square foot duplex property on the prime Northeast corner of Cesar Pelli’s iconic 53 story Museum Tower. Renovated with the highest level of luxury and refinement, this property offers a magnificent sweep of 128 linear feet of open Manhattan and Central Park views. A breathtaking flying staircase of glass and metal commands the 38-foot corner living room which features floor-to-ceiling windows, custom cove lighting and moldings, and wide plank wood flooring.

The handsome library is fitted with lacquered mahogany bookcases and display cabinetry. The adjoining formal dining room, seating 14, enjoys a magnificent Park view.

The versatile and highly functional kitchen, which can be partitioned from the dining room, features a modern suite of Viking industrial appliances with sleek white Caesar stone, glass, mahogany and steel accents and Tre Piu sliding doors. Accessory rooms include a laundry room with sink and washer/dryer, storage room with staff half bath and full sized refrigerator, and commodious pantry with three full sized wine refrigerators, useful counter space and extra appliances for large scale entertaining.

The luxurious primary bedroom enjoys the most heavenly corner views possible with easy access to two fully outfitted large dressing rooms and two uniquely beautiful spa bathrooms.

Two more bedrooms, upstairs and downstairs, are flexible for use as a home office or den, with ensuite full baths. A generous entrance gallery with powder room and spacious closets upon entering serve as a gracious welcome to this ultra-sophisticated international style property.

Built in 1985 by Cesar Pelli as an adjunct to The Museum of Modern Art, Museum Tower at 15 West 53rd Street is renowned for its white glove service including 24- hour doorman, concierge, resident manager and housekeeping services (extra fee). Amenities include a newly renovated duplex fitness center, Pilates/stretch room, sauna/steam facility, Philip Johnson Garden Terrace, wine tasting room, screening room and business conference room.

Individual wine and personal storage included. Pets allowed. Flexible condominium ownership.

Situated in the finest Mid-town Manhattan location near Michelin starred restaurants, luxury Fifth Avenue shopping and easy transportation.

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Apartment Amenities

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Listing Agent (Seller's Representative)

Listing courtesy of Corcoran Group

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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