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The Police Building, 240 Centre Street, #PENTHOUSE

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Mar 18, 2020
It previously was on the market for a total of 189 days.
5 apartments are currently available in this building.

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Key Details

  • Listed Sep 27, 2019
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood NoLiTa/Little Italy
  • Monthly Maintenance $12,600
    Minimum Down Payment 25%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

Originally headquarters for New York Citys police department, the iconic 240 Centre Street, designed by Hoppin & Koen at the turn of the last century is an exceptional architectural landmark. With a spectacular location on the edge of SoHo, Nolita and Little Italy, this highly unique, four-story dome penthouse offers the discerning buyer the opportunity to purchase one of the citys most historically preserved luxury residences, with incredible 360-degree views of the city skyline. Heavily influenced by Parisian and turn-of-the-century architectural styles, this home embodies the perfect balance between elegant living and historic character. Upon entry, the foyer seamlessly connects the original penthouse residence to the newly-joined adjacent residence that serves as a living space for staff or a private family wing, inclusive of a separate kitchen.

Identical double skylights and two large windows, providing fabulous light and great downtown views to the main chefs kitchen. Adjacent is a formal dining room with sating walls and etched vintage glass doors, the nearby media room and bar area provide ample space to relax. Two guest bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a family room, laundry, and a second kitchen are also on the first level. Ascend the beautiful satin black steel rod spiral staircase or utilize the private elevator to get to the second level to the expansive master suite complete with a bedroom plus sitting area, double-vanity bathroom and a graciously sized walk-in closet.

Doors were added to the master bedroom for privacy and the landing area is used as an office space. The third-level, the Dome room, is the pice de rsistance of the residence, with two-levels of endless entertaining opportunities. Massive, arched Palladian windows are complemented by a ceiling height soaring over 25-feet and dramatic panoramic views of city. Two terraces and two garden patios, meticulously landscaped and offering an escape from it all, are accessed directly from the dome living room.

The notable feature of this stunning penthouse continues further to the fourth level above the dome living room to the special Clocktower space. The current owners renovation extended the dome entertainment space, which originally was only accessed by clock mechanics. The carefully constructed iron spiral staircase into the clocktower boasts unobstructed views of the original steel beams, exposed brick walls and four gigantic clocks all magically lit with warm lighting, making this penthouse a truly magnificent space to call home. This residence is a fully-wired smart home, including an electronic security surveillance, central cooling/ heating system, radiant-floor heating in all bathrooms and kitchens.

Building amenities include a full-time resident manager, concierge, doorman, gym, and a communal garden. This is a co-exclusive listing with Douglas Elliman.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

About The Police Building, 240 Centre Street

91

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
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Live-In Superintendent

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