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The Osborne, 205 West 57th Street, #3DC

$799,000 -3.2% | 1 bed, 1 bath

Key Details

  • Listed Feb 26, 2019
    Last Price Change -3.2% ($26,000) on Aug 19
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Midtown West
  • Monthly Maintenance $2,115
    Minimum Down Payment 50%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

Elegant, pre-war living in your quiet custom built one bedroom oasis on Billionaire Row's most historic building; The Osborne. The Osborne is a full service coveted grand apartment building built in 1885 and notable for its landmark status and well known current and past residents such as Leonard Bernstein, Lynn Redgrave and Bobby Short. The Osborne lobby is richly decorated and reminiscent of Italian Renaissance and Romanesque revival style.

Its Byzantine features include stuccoed and mosaic-tiled walls, floors that mix artistry tile with slabs of varicolored Italian marble and mosaics of glazed terracotta "Della Robbia" panels which cover the walls and ceilings in rich hues of red, blue and gold leaf. This unit has been painstakingly renovated adding to it's already coveted original features. Brand new picture pane wall moldings, crown moldings and ceiling decoration which freshly mimics the 1885 theme.

Newly reproduced historic grill work uniquely covers all vents. New track lighting, ceiling and wall lights adorn every room. The large living room focal point is now a decorative fireplace.

There are also stunning built-ins and a separate dining area across from the renovated windowed-kitchen with granite counters, Brand new stainless steel appliances and washer/dryer in kitchen as well. This unit has multiple built-in storage areas throughout the apt such as a separate kitchen pantry, walk in closets and more custom storage than Carrie Bradshaw would know what to do with in Sex and the City, especially in the oversized bedroom which features a full wall of custom built closets and storage. New bathroom vanity and updated stonework in the large windowed bathroom.

Original turn of the century marquetry flooring in excellent condition in every room. Thru the wall AC in both the bedroom and living room. The Osborne is in excellent financial condition and residents annually watch the ball drop in Times Square on New Year's Eve from the top of the building.

Bike storage available. Only 2 blocks to Central Park so bring Rover as pets are allowed. 3% Flip Tax, 50% Financing Allowed

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Apartment Amenities

  • Windowed Kitchen

Pricing History

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Estimated Monthly Cost

About 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
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1885
  • 111 Apartments
  • 12 Floors

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator

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Pros
  • Spectacular and magnificent lobby
  • Close to Subway
  • 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-cochere - moat and balustrades
  • Confusing interiors with split level floors
  • Traffic
  • Tourists
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at 7th Ave 0.09 miles
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at 6th Ave 0.20 miles
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at Broadway and 53rd 0.22 miles
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at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.48 miles
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