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Museum Tower, 15 West 53rd Street, #49BC

$4,250,000 ($1,471 per ft2) | 3 beds, 3 baths | Approx. 2,890 ft2
121 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Oct 26, 2023
    Days on Market: 121
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 575 times
Monthly Common Charges: $4,172
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $6,257
Total Taxes & Fees: $10,429 ($3.61/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $23,356
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $33,785 ($11.69/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($850,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Property Details: The property is a spacious 2,890 square feet, featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is listed for $4,250,000, which equates to $1,471 per square foot.
  • Monthly Charges: The monthly common charges amount to $4,051, with real estate taxes coming in at $6,256. This brings the total monthly taxes and fees to $10,307, or $3.57 per square foot.
  • Interior Features: The condo boasts unobstructed light and sweeping city views from every room, a formal entryway, an elegant gallery, and multiple seating and entertaining areas. The fully equipped kitchen comes with top-of-the-line appliances, and the primary bedroom features a separate dressing area and a custom walk-in closet.
  • Bathroom Details: The primary bathroom is designed like a spa, complete with a double vanity and a glass-enclosed shower. The two secondary bedrooms are currently being used as a library and a study.
  • Building Amenities: The building offers a range of amenities including a 24-hour doorman, resident manager, concierge, conference room, landscaped rooftop terrace, and a state-of-the-art gym with a sauna/steam room. Additional amenities include an elevator operator, resident storage, central AC, full service garage, garden, rooftop terrace, washer/dryer in the building, fitness center, outdoor entertainment space, in-unit washer/dryer, bike room, live-in superintendent, and terraces/balconies.
  • Location and Building: This luxurious condominium is located at 15 West 53rd Street, Midtown West, near the Museum of Modern Art. The building was built in 1985 and houses 248 apartments across 55 floors.

Description

Incredible light, views, and scale define this 2,890 square foot collector quality home. Thoughtfully laid out this serene space is currently configured as a magnificent two bedroom three bathroom with multiple seating and entertaining areas. Should a buyer choose, you can easily convert the layout back to a full three bedroom.

Enjoy unobstructed light and sweeping city views from every room of this impressive corner unit. A formal entryway leads directly into the elegant gallery accented by numerous art walls any discerning collector will appreciate. The meticulous layout forges the ideal space for accommodating a quiet dinner at home for two or a fun evening with guests across multiple entertaining areas. An immense formal dining room adjoining the kitchen offers endless city views with southern and eastern exposures lined by stunning millwork throughout.

Fully equipped with top of the line appliances and ample storage, the sleek kitchen is fit for any at-home or professional chef. Conveniently tucked away nearby is a full bath with a standing shower. The two secondary bedrooms are currently utilized as a library and a study, both benefiting from fabulous southern light and views. The primary bedroom wing is thoughtfully laid out with a separate dressing area next to a fully custom walk-in closet embellished with exotic wood paneling.

The spa-like primary bathroom is adorned in marble featuring a double vanity and glass enclosed shower. 49BC is a rare gem, consisting of impressive luxurious finishing touches creating a truly unique home. Museum Tower is a full-service white glove condominium perfectly situated moments from the best Midtown has to offer. Designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, Museum Tower stands neighboring the iconic MOMA. Building amenities include 24-hour doorman, resident manager, concierge, conference room, stunning landscaped rooftop terrace that overlooks MOMA gardens, and state-of-the-art gym with sauna/steam room.

The grand lobby is outfitted with a splendid collection of works of art throughout. 2% capital contribution paid by Purchaser.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Eastern Exposures

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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
+
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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