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In Contract

969 Fifth Avenue, #15THFLOOR

$4,950,000 | 3 beds, 2.5 baths

Key Details

  • Listed Dec 13, 2019
    Building Type Cooperative
  • Monthly Maintenance $10,745
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

This private-floor home in one of Fifth Avenue's premier fully-staffed boutique (only 12 residences) prewar buildings offers panoramic and unobstructed Central Park and skyline views from every room. The Fifteenth Floor at 969 Fifth Avenue is a gracious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a grand double exposure living room, separate dining room, large master bedroom with en-suite bath, eat in kitchen and two additional bedrooms. Features include a wood-burning fireplace, in-unit washer/dryer, through-wall A/C and direct manned elevator access for privacy and security.

Oversized arched single-pane windows throughout the residence provide a perfect vantage point for the changing seasons of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum, landmarked buildings of Central Park West including the Dakota and Beresford, and the Northern horizon all the way to the George Washington Bridge. 969 Fifth Avenue is perfectly situated on 5th Avenue and 78th Street, one of the very best blocks in the city. ‘The Henry Cook Block' located between 78th – 79th Street and Fifth – Madison Avenues is the last remaining stretch on Fifth Avenue with all of its original landmarked low-rise mansions intact, thus affording the apartment uniquely open views to both the West and North. Please note that certain photos (where indicated) have been virtually staged and alternate floor plans have been provided for illustrative purposes. A 3% flip tax is payable by purchaser.

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Apartment Amenities

  • City View
  • Park View

Estimated Monthly Cost

About 969 Fifth Avenue

78

969 Fifth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 78, 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
+
30
Out of 36
+
18
Out of 39
+
9
=
78
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:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 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:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
No Consistency 0 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 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 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 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:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 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:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
1 5 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 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:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
Yes 1 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1926
  • 12 Apartments
  • 16 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1946
  • Concierge
  • Elevator Man
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Elevator

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Pros
  • Elevator person
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Canopied entrance
  • Concierge
  • Very few apartments
  • Doorman
  • Close to many museums
  • Impressive Central Park views
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No sundeck
  • inconsistent fenestration
  • No garage
  • No health club
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Subways

  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.27 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
at Lexington Ave 0.50 miles
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