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The John Murray House, 220 Madison Avenue

between East 36th Street & East 37th Street   |    Murray Hill

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1940
  • 206 Apartments
  • 15 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • Studios $399,000 5
  • 1 Bed $625,000 5
  • 2 Beds $1,895,000 1
  • 3 Beds $1,649,900 1
  • Last updated Oct 19, 2017
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$1,022 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • STUDIO $498,333 3
  • 1 BED $915,000 1
  • 2 BEDS $1,850,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 5 closings during past 12 months Last updated Oct 19, 2017
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$1,014 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

70

The John Murray House, 220 Madison Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 70, 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

24
Out of 44
+
23
Out of 36
+
14
Out of 39
+
9
=
70
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Poorly Done 0 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 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:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 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:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 20 blocks 4 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
A lot 0 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
10-15 1 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #4 Rated co-op - Murray Hill
How was this building rated?

This very handsome and dignified, red-brick apartment building at occupies the entire Madison Avenue blockfront between 36th and 37th streets across from The Morgan Library.

Known as the John Murray House, its address is 220 Madison Avenue. It is also known as 16-18 East 37th Street.

It was built in 1940 and designed by Kenneth B. Norton, who also designed the similar Helmsley Carlton House on Madison Avenue between 60th and 61st streets.

This 14-story building contains 206 cooperative apartments.

It has a doorman, a garage and a roof deck.

Its lower three floors have white stone pilasters and the well-proportioned building has four stringcourses and several terraces.

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 6
at Park Ave 0.24 miles
  1. 7
  2. 5
  3. 4
at Madison Ave and 42nd 0.26 miles
  1. M
  2. B
  3. D
  4. F
at 5th-6th Aves and 42nd 0.29 miles
  1. R
  2. Q
  3. N
at Broadway and 35th 0.31 miles
  1. 3
  2. 2
  3. 1
  4. A
  5. C
  6. E
  7. S
at Broadway and 40th 0.43 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

The John Murray House, 220 Madison Avenue Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This very handsome and dignified, red-brick apartment building at occupies the entire Madison Avenue blockfront between 36th and 37th streets across from The Morgan Library." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Across the avenue from The Morgan Library
  • Canopied entrance
  • Some terraces
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Doorman
  • Garage
  • Roof deck
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Protruding air-conditioners
  • No balconies
  • No fitness center
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Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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The John Murray House, 220 Madison Avenue - 10 year Sales History

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The John Murray House, 220 Madison Avenue 12 Month Sales Summary

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Past 12 Months
$852,000
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The John Murray House, 220 Madison Avenue Alternate Addresses

  • 16-18 East 37th Street
  • 220-30 Madison Avenue
  • 224 Madison Avenue

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 178 Available for Sale
  • $1,026 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $795,694 Avg. Price
  • $649,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 67 Park Avenue Apt 4AB | $2,750,000
    Price / ft2 $1,184
  2. Least Expensive 104 East 37th Street Apt 5A | $179,001
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  • 293 Total Sales
  • $929 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $689,169 Avg. Price
  • $572,396 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 23 Park Avenue Apt 2A | $3,700,000
    Price / ft2 $1,451
  2. Least Expensive The Parker Crescent Apt 8H | $300,000
    Price / ft2 $750

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