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The Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South

Between Sixth Avenue & Seventh Avenue   |    Midtown West

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1940
  • 206 Apartments
  • 36 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • Studios $559,000 2
  • 1 Bed $1,990,000 1
  • 2 Beds $2,750,000 3
  • 6+ Beds $12,500,000 1
  • Last updated Jan 22, 2018
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$1,155 Avg. Price / Ft2
$130 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • STUDIO $770,000 2
  • 1 BED $1,442,500 4
  • 2 BEDS $4,875,000 2
  • 3 BEDS $12,750,000 2
  • Avg. Price based on 10 closings during past 12 months Last updated Jan 22, 2018
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$1,805 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

87

The Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South has received a CityRealty Rating of 87, 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

29
Out of 44
+
33
Out of 36
+
16
Out of 39
+
9
=
87
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 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:
Allowed and Present 0 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:
Considerable 1 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:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
Spacious 4 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:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
None 0 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #12 Rated co-op - Midtown
  • #4 Rated co-op - Midtown West
How was this building rated?

One of the city's great skyline buildings even though it has been dwarfed by some towers on 57th Street, the Hampshire House is noted for its spectacular, steeply-pitched copper roof with two tall chimneys.

"While the opening of the Pierre and the Waldorf-Astoria effectively marked the end of hotel construction in the Metropolitan Era, the strange circumstances that surrounded the completion of Caughey & Evans's Hampshire House, once labeled 'Manhattan's Monument to Frenzied Finance,' revived the old spirit at the end of the Depression," noted Robert A. M. Stern, Gregory Gilmartin and Thomas Mellins in the great book, "New York 1930, Architecture and Urbanism Between The Two World Wars," (Rizzoli, 1987).

The 37-story building was started in January, 1931, but abandoned six months later by its developer, the H. K. Ferguson Company of Cleveland, and, the authors continued, "stood derelict until 1938."

"Executed in glistening white brick, Hampshire House was a strange hybrid a cascade of setbacks attached to a rectangular tower that rose from the back of the lot. The tower was crowned by a steep copper roof and twin chimneys that referred to the Savoy-Plaza, but the dormers below were Spanish Baroque, and the base of the building - with its rusticated white marble walls aluminum fixtures, and polished black granite trim - was as stylish example of Modern Classicism," the authors wrote.

The Savoy-Plaza was the very large hotel designed in a neo-Classical/French Renaissance style by McKim, Meade & White on the present site of the General Motors Building across Fifth Avenue from the Plaza Hotel. The Savoy-Plaza made the southeast corner of Central Park the city's most elegant enclave as it tied together the formal elegance of the Plaza Hotel and the Bergdorf Goodman store with a massive but elegant tower noted for its pitched roof, a photograph of which graces the cover of "New York 1930." Only the former Pennsylvania Station and the Singer Building on Lower Broadway w...

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. F
at 6th Ave 0.15 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 7th Ave 0.17 miles
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at Central Park West and 60th 0.25 miles
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at Broadway and 53rd 0.30 miles
  1. M
at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.43 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

The Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the city's great skyline buildings even though it has been dwarfed by some towers on 57th Street, the Hampshire House is noted for its spectacular, steeply-pitched copper roof with two tall chimneys." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Spectacular views
  • Across from Central Park
  • Convenient to public transportation- shopping and restaurants
  • Some terraces
  • Handsome lobby
  • Doorman
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Heavy traffic
  • No sundeck
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$4,256,000
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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 118 Available for Sale
  • $1,248 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,561,919 Avg. Price
  • $920,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Hampshire House Apt 2804 | $12,500,000
  2. Least Expensive Addison Hall Apt 714 | $255,000
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  • 52 Available for Rent
  • $60 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,957 Avg. Price
  • $2,925 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 210 Central Park South Apt 24D | $15,000
  2. Least Expensive 436 West 49th Street Apt 2RE | $1,950
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  • 236 Total Sales
  • $1,021 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,023,870 Avg. Price
  • $663,482 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Hampshire House Apt 2501 | $15,000,000
  2. Least Expensive 350 West 56th Street Apt 5B | $248,000
    Price / ft2 $413

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