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The Police Building, 240 Centre Street, #5H

$13,950,000 ($2,114 per ft2) -24.6% | 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Approx. 6,600 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed May 4, 2017
    Last Price Change -24.6% ($1.55M) on May 7
    Days on Market 381
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood NoLiTa/Little Italy
  • Monthly Maintenance $12,533
    Minimum Down Payment 25%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

240 Centre Street, formerly the New York City Police Headquarter building, between Broome & Grand Streets in the Nolita neighborhood of Manhattan, was built in 1905-1909 and was designed by the firm Hoppin & Koen. It housed the headquarters of the New York City Police Department from 1909-1973 and was converted into luxury residences in 1988 by the firm Ehrenkranz Group & Eckstut. Today it stands as one of downtown's most iconic addresses offering residents the highest level of quality living in a historic building.

Architecturally magnificent and visually stunning, the former gymnasium of the classic Beaux-Arts style building was transformed into a stunning contemporary one-of-a-kind 6,600 square foot, four bedroom residence by the famed late architect Charles Gwathmey. It was the only apartment he ever designed from the ground up, and required over four years to complete. The home, comprised of the fifth and sixth floors, seamlessly integrates contemporary aesthetics with modern conveniences all while preserving the integrity of this historical treasure.

On the main level of this expansive home, a grand entrance foyer with onyx powder room leads to an impressive and massive great room that hosts multiple sitting and dining areas. Limestone floors and subtle Venetian plaster walls are complimented by the soaring 25 foot barrel-vaulted ceilings that are punctuated by three skylights, terra cotta tiling and exposed steel tresses. Through double doors, the kitchen is truly chef's grade with double Viking wall ovens, Viking Stove, two Traulsen refrigerators, double Miele dishwashers, multiple sinks, a custom Winekeeper and 80+ bottle wine cellar within the adjacent laundry and has a separate staff entrance.

Off the kitchen, a private terrace offers the perfect setting for al fresco dining alongside the beautiful architectural detail of the building and skyline views of SoHo.

The first floor master bedroom corner suite encompasses the entire eastern wing of this level and offers bright Southern and Eastern exposures. Accessible by two entrances an oak-plank framed radial glass floor from the library above is one of the focal points of this quiet retreat that is complete with a private office, custom outfitted dressing room and walk-in closets, dual onyx bathrooms and a private sauna.

Up the distinctive staircase is an open study or library that "floats" above the master suite and overlooks the voluminous lower level great room. Three additional bedrooms and two full baths complete this level that has a separate entrance from the sixth floor.

The landmarked Police Building has an opulent marble lobby with exquisite detail and offers a 24-hour concierge and doorman, live-in resident manager, fully equipped fitness center and beautiful common English Garden with fountain.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in apt.
  • Garden

Estimated Monthly Cost

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
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
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Pros
  • Grand architecture
  • Some fireplaces
  • Doorman
  • Concierge
  • Health club
  • Garden
  • Close to Subway
  • Unusual and spectacular layouts
Cons
  • No garage
  • No sundeck
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