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The Police Building, 240 Centre Street, #2N

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Nov 19, 2019
It previously was on the market for a total of 324 days.
Last Sold on Nov 19, 2019 for $1,940,000
1 bed, 2 baths | Approx. 1,100 ft2
  • Buyers
  • Kauffman, Hannah J
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4 apartments are currently available in this building.

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Key Details

  • Listed Aug 14, 2019
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood NoLiTa/Little Italy
  • Monthly Maintenance $2,388
    Minimum Down Payment 25%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

Built in 1905 and designated a New York City landmark in 1978, 240 Centre Street remains one of the most iconic residential addresses downtown. Formerly the New York City Police Headquarters and now a full-service co-op, the building rises six stories high and is comprised of 55 distinct homes. Known for their dramatic ceiling heights, duplexed floor plans and large-scale windows, apartments at The Police Building rarely come up for sale.

Surrounded by downtown's most desirable neighborhoods, residents here have easy access to Nolita, Soho, Noho, Tribeca, Little Italy, the LES and Chinatown.

Entering 2N is an experience in Beaux Arts and Edwardian Baroque architecture styles and the original detail seen throughout the home cannot be replicated today. This stunning duplex spans approximately 1,100 square feet, has 16-foot ceilings, nine-foot tall arched windows facing east over Centre Market Place, central a/c, a large master suite and two renovated bathrooms.

Through the front door you are greeted by a grand salon with dramatic, cathedral height ceilings.

Live, dine and entertain in an impressive, 24-foot long great room framed by three massive windows overlooking Centre Market Place which is a discreet, one-block lane. Soaring ceilings and amazing natural light define the space along with an open, windowed kitchen equipped with a large breakfast bar. The foyer leads you down a gallery which houses three oversized closets, in-unit washer/dryer and one of two renovated bathrooms.

Upstairs is the master suite which is pin drop quiet. The bedroom has a large dressing area with two large closets, a built-in reading bench and a renovated master bathroom with Lefroy Brooks fixtures and a shower/tub combination.

Meaningful upgrades done by the current owner include brand new central a/c and heat, soundproof windows upstairs, a fully enclosed and privatized bedroom and an open kitchen with a Carrara marble breakfast bar.

The Police Building is known for its unprecedented level of white glove service and privacy. The building staff includes 24/7 concierge, a separate doorman on duty, a full time resident manager and porters. Each exclusive home has access to a fitness room, a bucolic resident's garden accessed through large double doors and additional private storage in the building.

240 Centre is a pet friendly co-op which allows pied-à-terre, subletting and 70% max financing.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.
  • Eastern Exposures

About The Police Building, 240 Centre Street

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The Police Building, 240 Centre Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 91, 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

33
Out of 44
+
24
Out of 36
+
25
Out of 39
+
9
=
91
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Very Attractive 3 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:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Free Standing 2 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:
Average Mix 2 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 20 blocks 4 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Bland 1 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
14 or more Feet 4 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes, with Swimming Pool 2 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 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:
None 0 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:
Yes 1 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 1909
  • 55 Apartments
  • 6 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Live-In Superintendent

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