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The Dorincourt, 55 East 76th Street

Between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue   |    Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1883
  • 21 Apartments
  • 7 Floors
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 2 BEDS $985,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 1 closings during past 12 months Last updated Jun 21, 2018
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Overview

74

The Dorincourt, 55 East 76th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 74, 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

20
Out of 44
+
29
Out of 36
+
15
Out of 39
+
10
=
74
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 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:
Partially Visible 1 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Exposed 0 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 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:
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:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 30 blocks 3 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
11-14 Feet 3 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:
None 0 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:
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:
Many 2 out of 2 points
    How was this building rated?

    This impressive late 19th Century apartment house at 55 East 76th Street was developed by Frederick Aldhous and designed by Frederick T. Camp.

    The 7-story, brownstone building was erected in 1883 and is known initially as the Imperial, but subsequent names were the Dorincourt and then La Casa Blanca.

    In his April 11, 2004 "Streetscapes" column in The New York Times, Christopher Gray wrote that the Real Estate Chronicle wrote in 1883 that its tenants "should be able to sleep profoundly" because of additional fireproofing, three exit stairways and extra safety devices on the hydraulic, open-cage elevator in case of failure.

    Kitchens, it continued, were provided with "ventilating iceboxes" on the outside walls, so that during cold weather, "when ice may not be needed, a supply of cold air may be admitted from the exterior" thus preserving the food.

    Mr. Gray noted that there were three apartments a floor and an "elegantly tiled main hall, with mantelpieces with inset mirrors, a servant's food, and one bathroom for each two- or three-bedroom unit," but he added that "the original apartment layouts are, by modern standards, primitive" and that "no apartment had a front hall coat closet" and "the two side apartments were strung out front to back, 90 feet long, but at most 12 feet wide.

    The exterior has been described by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission as neo-Grec.

    "Although now gone, the original entryway has a projecting portico supported by polished granite columns, and bluestone sidewalks," Mr. Gray observed.

    The building was acquired in1905 by William Buhler and in 1920 the building became a cooperative.

    Early owners, according to Mr. Gray, were William R. Barnes, a founder of Barnes & Noble, and John M. Cornell, head of the J. B. & J. M. Cornell ironworks.

    In 2004, the building started a façade repair program. The building has fire escapes.

    The building ahs a four-step-up entrance with a very attractive cast-iron front door.

    It has 21 apartments, fireplaces, pocket doors, and oak and walnut parquet floors and high ceilings.

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    Nearby Subway Stations

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    Carter Horsley's Review

    The Dorincourt, 55 East 76th Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
    "This impressive late 19th Century apartment house at 55 East 76th Street was developed by Frederick Aldhous and designed by Frederick T. Camp." Read Carter's Full Review

    The pros & cons

    Pros
    • Doorman
    • High ceilings
    • Close to Subway
    • Close to Sant Ambroeus cappuccinos
    • Close to many museums
    • Close to Lenox Hill Hospital
    • Fine Upper East Side location
    • Few apartments
    • Close to Madison Avenue boutiques
    • Close to Central Park
    Cons
    • No garage
    • Some narrow apartments
    • Fire escapes
    • No roof deck
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    The Dorincourt, 55 East 76th Street - 10 year Sales History

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    The Dorincourt, 55 East 76th Street 12 Month Sales Summary

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    Past 12 Months
    $985,000
    AVG Price, based on 1 Sales
     

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    The Dorincourt, 55 East 76th Street Alternate Addresses

    • 55 East 76th Street
    • 57 East 76th Street

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    • $1,387 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $3,684,636 Avg. Price
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