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The Gainsborough, 222 Central Park South

Between Seventh Avenue & Broadway

Description of The Gainsborough

The 16-story, 39-unit Gainsborough, which was designed by architect Charles Buckham and completed in 1908, was originally built for artists and their studios. Shortly after construction, the building was converted into a co-operative for its tenants. The unique frontage, which has recently undergone a major restoration, features a bust of the 18th-century painter, Thomas Gainsborough, after whom the building was named and dedicated. There is also a unique frieze by Isadore Konti entitled 'a Festival Procession of the Arts.'  The upper façade has beautiful Edwardian tiles in bright colors made from 18th-Century pottery. The building's renowned northern light has attracted artists including the Surrealist painter, Enrico Donati.

The cooperative permits up to 50% financing and pieds-a-terre. Pets and a washer/dryer allowed with board approval. The building has a 3% flip tax.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built 1905
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Midtown West
  • Total Apartments 39
    Total Floors 16
    Doorman FT Doorman

Apartment Pricing Stats

$75
Avg. Price / ft2

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Intercom
  • Elevator
  • Landmarked

Apartments for Rent at 222 Central Park South (1)

1
Available Apts
$5,950
Prices Start At
$75
Avg. Price / ft2
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The Gainsborough: Rating

29
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 29 / 44

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31
Out of 36

Location Rating: 31 / 36

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18
Out of 39

Features Rating: 18 / 39

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10
=
88

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #10 Rated co-op - Midtown
  • #3 Rated co-op - Midtown West
 

Carter Horsley's Review of The Gainsborough

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The city's best "studio" apartment building, this slender, 16-story building between 7th Avenue and Broadway was completed in 1908, a couple of years after several "studio" buildings were erected on West 67th Street.

The Gainsborough has only 34 apartments, all with spectacular, double-height living rooms facing north towards Central Park." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Impressive facade frieze by Isidore Konti
  • Excellent location close to midtown and Carnegie Hall and Columbus Circle
  • Doorman
  • Few apartments
  • Spectacular- double-height living rooms overlooking Central Park
  • Close to Subway
  • Official landmark
Cons
  • No health club
  • No garage
  • Heavy traffic on Central Park South
  • No recreational roof
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Subways

  1. 1
  2. B
  3. D
  4. A
  5. C
at Central Park West and 60th 0.10 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 7th Ave 0.17 miles
  1. F
at 6th Ave 0.27 miles
  1. E
at Broadway and 53rd 0.30 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$3,000,000
Avg. Price
Based on 1 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$640K - $5.4M
Price Range
N/A
Avg. Price / ft2

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