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The Osborne, 205 West 57th Street, #4AA

$1,295,000 -10.7% | Studio, 1 bath
171 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed Mar 30, 2021
    Last Price Change -10.7% ($100,000) on Sep 7
    Days on Market 171
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Midtown West
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 2,581 times
Monthly Maintenance $3,931
Total Taxes & Fees $3,931
Est. Monthly Mortgage $2,761
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost $6,692

Description

Once you step into the dazzling byzantine lobby, adorned with painted frescoes and gilded tiling, you know you are in a special place. The finishes are as rich as the history of The Osborne, known for one of a kind spaces and past shareholder luminaries. Apt 4AA is one of the most unique floorplans with double exposure corner 8'+/- windows open and sunny with views of Carnegie Hall and 7th Ave, well located within Billionaires Row. The wow factor is apparent as soon as you walk into the foyer with a carved and hand painted ceiling design which holds a crystal chandelier.

The ceilings are 12'+/- and adorned with the original Tiffany glass transoms from 1885 lining both sides of the apt. The decorative accouterments include fully paneled walls and coffered ceilings in mahogany, an electric Murphy bed encased in mahogany, Puccio onyx jade soaking tub, WC, and shower room. The kitchen/home office has all new appliances, built in mahogany work space and an onyx jade fireplace which peeks into the bathroom and is suited for a king or queen.

There are several mahogany built in closets but the piece de resistance is a mahogany circular staircase which leads up to a loft library platform lined with ornate decorative metal detailing. There are two fireplaces in the main entertainment room of which one might be able to be restored to working condition. Full service historic landmark coop.

Pet friendly, laundry room, 50% financing allowed and sublets after 5 years of ownership with approval. 3% flip tax paid by buyer. For buyers who require the best.

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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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Subways

  1. Q
  2. N
  3. R
at 7th Ave 0.09 miles
  1. 1
  2. B
  3. D
  4. A
  5. C
at Central Park West and 60th 0.18 miles
  1. F
at 6th Ave 0.20 miles
  1. E
at Broadway and 53rd 0.22 miles
  1. M
at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.48 miles

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