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The Aurora, 554 Third Avenue, #PHC

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Oct 13, 2022
It previously was on the market for a total of 209 days.
Last Sold on Jun 9, 2008 for $3,872,913
3 beds, 3.5 baths | Approx. 3,500 ft2
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Key Details

  • Listed: Mar 18, 2022
    Last Price Change: -12.4% ($495,000) on Aug 19
    Days on Market: 209
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Murray Hill (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 726 times
Monthly Common Charges: $3,276
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $5,384
Total Taxes & Fees: $8,660 ($2.47/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: -
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $27,875 ($7.96/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($700,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Description

Take your place among the Manhattan skyline in this spectacular full-floor, architecturally designed, open-plan penthouse featuring four private terraces and panoramic 360-degree views that sweep across the city from the Empire State Building and One World Trade to rivers and bridges and beyond. Keyed elevator access ushers you into the sprawling three or four bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence to discover solid oak espresso-stained floors, ceilings that soar over 10 feet tall, solid wood built-ins and oversized windows on every exposure. From the gracious gallery, you’re invited into the expansive east-facing living room featuring grand proportions, mesmerizing water views, convenient closets, a nearby powder room, and a projection/surround sound entertainment system. Retreat to the lovely library, or step out to the northeast terrace for stunning views up Third Avenue.

To the right of the living room, the large dining area welcomes lavish gatherings, while the adjacent dining terrace overlooks the East River. Chefs will love the world-class Boffi kitchen, where a breathtaking 24-foot Caesarstone island accommodates casual dining and conversation. Upscale stainless steel appliances by Gaggenau, Miele and Viking include a vented gas cooktop, wall oven and steam oven, microwave, side-by-side column refrigerator and freezer, a dishwasher and a 24-inch full-height wine refrigerator. From its ideal position in the northwest corner of this 3,500-square-foot high-floor home, the owner’s suite embraces magnificent western views of the Chrysler Building and Midtown skyline vistas and beyond.

Enjoy morning coffee on the spacious terrace while two walk-in California Closets attend to wardrobe needs. The primary en suite bathroom boasts a soaking tub, walk-in shower, commode and double vanity surrounded by floor-to-ceiling porcelain tile, and a second full bath within the suite offers another walk-in shower, commode and vanity. Two secondary bedrooms along the northern exposure share a semi-private full bathroom.

The den/casual family room provides a southwest-facing balcony and floor-to-ceiling millwork. Generous California Closet storage throughout plus a nearly 8-foot-wide laundry closet with a stacked, full-size, 4-cubic-foot steam washer and dryer, utility sink and storage complete this exquisite home in the sky. An extensive Control 4 home automation system awaits your updates for effortless control over lights, sound and temperature. Lutron solar and blackout shades line the living spaces, and bathrooms feature Pedini vanities and Toto commodes. Aurora Condominium is a pet-friendly, full-service building where residents enjoy 24-hour doorman, concierge and porter service; a beautiful lobby; a fitness center; and a marvelous roof deck.

Located in the heart of Murray Hill, with easy access to Midtown, NoMad, The Flatiron District and Kips Bay, this magnificent home offers direct proximity to fantastic shopping, dining, and services, including Trader Joe’s and Fairway Market. The U.N. and the city’s elite medical institutions are also nearby. Grand Central Terminal puts 4/5/6, 7, S subway lines and Metro-North trains minutes away, and the 34th Street Ferry Landing and Midtown Tunnel provide direct access to Queens, Brooklyn and beyond. Please note some of the photos are virtually staged.

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Apartment Amenities

  • City View
  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

About The Aurora, 554 Third Avenue

74

The Aurora, 554 Third Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 74, 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

21
Out of 44
+
24
Out of 36
+
20
Out of 39
+
9
=
74
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but OK 1 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:
Discrete 1 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:
Average Mix 2 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 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:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
1 5 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Many 2 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:
None 0 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:
Yes 1 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Central AC
  • Health Club
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Elevator

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