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Museum Tower, 15 West 53rd Street, #PHA

$10,950,000 ($2,203 per ft2) -31.3% | 3 beds, 5.5 baths | Approx. 4,970 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Oct 20, 2017
    Last Price Change -31.3% ($3M) on May 2
    Days on Market 213
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Midtown West
  • Monthly Common Charges $6,535
    Monthly Real Estate Taxes $18,104
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

A once in a lifetime opportunity exists to purchase the Penthouse at the legendary Museum Tower. This impressive property occupies the Northern side of the 51st and 52nd floors, with spectacular views of Central Park, the Hudson River, George Washington Bridge, and/or Midtown, from every room. The Museum Tower, designed by architect Cesar Pelli, is an iconic award-winning full service, white glove building next to the Museum of Modern Art.

At 5000 square feet, the apartment is two floors of gracious living space. On the first floor, a double height entrance foyer with an imposing circular staircase draws you into the expansive 50 ft living room with its oversized windows that frame the awe-inspiring quintessential Manhattan skyline views. The space is perfectly scaled for entertaining with 2 setback terraces, one on each end of the living room, totaling nearly 800 sq ft. There is a wood burning fireplace, and handsome wood paneling surrounds the room.

The commercial eat-in kitchen faces East and has a restaurant quality Wolf range, two subzero refrigerators, and tremendous cabinet and counter space.

The upper level of the duplex consists of three bedrooms, one currently used as a library, and two wood burning fireplaces. The master bedroom has two bathrooms, 3 walk -in closets, and a sizeable dressing area.

The two additional bedrooms both have en-suite baths and generous closet space. All bedrooms have remarkable views of Central Park and/or the midtown skyline.

There is a staff room with ensuite bathroom, a butler's pantry, and laundry on the first floor, a guest powder room off the foyer, and a dumbwaiter to service between the floors. The Museum Tower is part of the prestigious MoMA landmark complex and is centrally located in the center of Midtown surrounded by the most prestigious residences and cultural institutions.

Central Park, award winning restaurants, and fine shopping are but steps away. With a professional and attentive staff of 50+, the building offers incomparable service including optional maid, laundry and valet services. The building offers one of the finest fitness centers of its kind with a large array of equipment, as well as a media and conference room, and a beautifully landscaped roof terrace overlooking the MoMa gardens.

There are wine storage and private storage rooms for residents.

The Museum Tower offers the epitome of luxurious white glove living, and this apartment is its crown jewel. Showings by appointment.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

Estimated Monthly Cost

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
  • Condo
  • Built in 1985
  • 248 Apartments
  • 55 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Elevator Man
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Post War
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Roof Deck
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
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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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