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The Osborne, 205 West 57th Street, #8BA

$5,195,000 -9.7% | 3 beds, 3 baths
151 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Sep 26, 2023
    Last Price Change: -9.7% ($555,000) on Nov 16
    Days on Market: 151
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 425 times
Monthly Maintenance: $8,719
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $17,878
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $26,597
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 50% ($2,597,500), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Open house:

  • The afternoon of Saturday, Feb 24
  • The afternoon of Monday, Feb 26
By appointment only.

Insider Highlights

  • This New York City Landmark was built in 1885 and houses 111 apartments across 12 floors, adding a touch of historical charm to modern living.
  • This luxurious property is situated in the heart of Midtown West, close to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Theater District, and Central Park, offering a vibrant city lifestyle.
  • Listing Details: $5,195,000 with Monthly Maintenance of $8,719
  • This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom cooperative is listed for $5,195,000 with a monthly maintenance fee of $8,719. The property was listed on Sep 26, 2023.
  • Architectural Features: Original Details and High Ceilings
  • The property boasts original architectural details, 14’ ceilings, hand carved paneling, south-facing windows with Tiffany glass transoms in the living and dining rooms, and a spacious library with a marble fireplace.

Description

This exceptional home seamlessly blends the allure of the Gilded Age with the comfort and convenience of modern living, a rare opportunity to experience the epitome of the elegant New York lifestyle.

The foyer will take your breath away with its rich original architectural details, 14’ ceilings, soaring doorways, and hand carved paneling. There is a fireplace with a tiled surround, and a built-in display cabinet.

The living room and the dining room are ideal for hosting memorable gatherings. Over-sized south-facing windows are topped with gorgeous original Tiffany glass transoms.

In the living room, the wood-burning fireplace has a mahogany mantle and black marble surround, and is flanked by 11’ bookcases. There are handsome cherry and oak parquet floors, and double pocket doors which invite guests into the formal dining room. There is ample space on the walls for your art collection, and there is storage space under the windows.

The windowed eat-in kitchen has wood cabinets, a double sink, stainless steel appliances, and abundant storage.

This window also features an original Tiffany glass transom.

The spacious library boasts a marble fireplace and a magnificent frieze which encircles the room at the top of the walls. Two closets and a beautifully renovated bathroom give it the flexibility to serve as a comfortable second bedroom. It has an over-sized north facing window.

The palatial primary bedroom suite is your private sanctuary.

It is pin-drop quiet, with two large windows and a wood-burning fireplace with a mahogany mantle and hand painted tiles.

The room has beautiful parquet floors, carved mahogany wainscoting and doors. The windowed bathroom is renovated.

The suite also features a spacious walk-in closet and dressing room. Stairs lead up to the windowed sleeping loft, which has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a wall of closets, and can be used as a third bedroom or as a media room.

For added convenience, there is a washer and dryer and utility closet under the stairs.

The apartment includes a self-contained unit that can be used as a fourth bedroom or a home office. There are three windows, parquet floors, a wood-burning fireplace and a Murphy bed. The windowed bathroom includes a glass-paneled shower and walk-in closet.

A separate entrance provides privacy and convenience.

Designed by renowned architect James E. Ware, the Osborne was built in 1885; it is now landmarked and recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. The lobby is richly detailed in the Italian Renaissance style with mosaic tiled walls, decorative marble floors, stone benches and glazed terra cotta panels.

This remarkable building allows you to embrace the vibrant energy and cultural riches that the city offers, with a prime location diagonally across from Carnegie Hall, and close to both Lincoln Center and the Theater District, the excellent restaurants and shops of Midtown Manhattan, and Central Park.

Amenities include 24-hour doormen, live-in resident manager, full laundry room, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a large rooftop terrace.

Maintenance includes electric.

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Listing Agent (Seller's Representative)

Listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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About The Osborne, 205 West 57th Street

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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

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 Central Park West and 60th 0.18 miles
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at 6th Ave 0.20 miles
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at Broadway and 53rd 0.22 miles
  1. M
at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.48 miles

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