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The Osborne, 205 West 57th Street

At The Northwest corner of Seventh Avenue   |    Midtown West

The Osborne - 205 West 57th Street
86

The Osborne, 205 West 57th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 86, 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

26
Out of 44
+
29
Out of 36
+
21
Out of 39
+
10
=
86
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Poorly Done 0 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:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Exposed 0 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 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:
Individual Designation 2 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:
A lot 0 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 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:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Some 0 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:
11-14 Feet 3 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 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:
Some 1 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
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The Osborne Overview

An adulterated residential fortress, the Osborne, which was built in 1883, was one of New York's first major luxury apartment buildings and despite its somber appearance is palatial.

While the façades are a heavily rusticated combination of the Romanesque Revival and Italian Renaissance Palazzo styles in dark reddish brown stone, the lobby is a luminous Byzantine dream of gilded tiles with contributions by Augustus St. Gaudens, the great sculptor of the American Renaissance, muralist John La Farge, Tiffany Studios and French designer Jacob Adolphus Holzer. For those privileged to live or visit here, the romance of secret treasures is not fictional. No other apartment building can boast as sumptuous and dazzling lobby.

In 1889, Ware raised the roof to add servants quarters and seventeen years later a 25-foot-wing was added at its western end.

The building is often overshadowed in public awareness by the Dakota, further uptown on Central Park West, but the Osborne is more fascinating even if it is not as attractive on the exterior and its apartments are not quite as spectacular. What is intriguing about the Osborne is that, as a result of two major alterations in 1899 and 1906 its interior layouts are complex. The 1906 extension skillfully added more bedrooms to adjoining apartments. Most of the units have 15-foot-high ceilings facing 57th Street, but the rear of the building is split into many shorter levels and many of the large apartments have been subdivided over the y...

Carter Horsley's Review
of The Osborne, 205 West 57th Street

Carter Horsley's Building Review
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Features & Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Roof Deck
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Spectacular and magnificent lobby
  • High ceilings
  • Very unusual layouts
  • Diagonally across Seventh Avenue from Carnegie Hall
  • Doorman
  • New York Historical Landmark building

Cons

  • Drastic alterations have removed handsome porte-coch¿re, moat and balustrades
  • Confusing interiors with split level floors
  • Traffic
  • Tourists
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  • 138 Available for Sale
  • $1,169 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,866,021 Avg. Price
  • $900,000 Median Price
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  • 242 Total Sales
  • $1,025 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $946,543 Avg. Price
  • $650,000 Median Price
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