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The Leonori, 26 East 63rd Street

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

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Key Details

  • Condo
  • Built in 1901
  • 67 Apartments
  • 13 Floors
$2,745 Avg. Price / Ft2
$103 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

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The Leonori, 26 East 63rd Street 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

26
Out of 44
+
25
Out of 36
+
18
Out of 39
+
9
=
78
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Poorly Done 0 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 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:
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 20 blocks 4 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 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:
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:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 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:
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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #15 Rated condo - Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
How was this building rated?

One of the most elegant apartment buildings on Madison Avenue, the Leonori originally had its entrance on the avenue but when retail space on the avenue became very valuable it replaced the entrance with store space and created a new entrance on the side-street. (The apartment building at 45 East 66th Street also moved its entrance off the avenue for the same reasons.)

The building's original entrance on the avenue had a very handsome portico that was somewhat similar to that of the apartment building at 667 Madison Avenue that was unfortunately demolished for an office building. The 10-story apartment building at 667 was built in 1900 and the next year plans were filed by Maximilian Morgenthau for this 12-story building, which would be the avenue's tallest on the Upper East Side at that time.

This limestone-clad building was completed in 1902 when its address was 701 Madison Avenue. It was designed by Buchman & Fox. It was designed as an apartment hotel with a rooftop dining room. Morgenthau leased it in 1902 to Charles L. Leonori, after whom the building was named.

In a February 14, 1988 article in The New York Times that is reprinted in his fine book, "Changing New York, The Architectural Scene" (Dover Publications, Inc., 1992), Christopher Gray noted that the 1922 replacement of the avenue lobby with storefronts with iron Ionic pilasters was designed by Jardine, Hill & Murdoch, "the best work of its type on the avenue."

"In 1925," Mr. Gray continued, "the dining room was moved to the ground floor and opened to the public as a restaurant, freeing space for penthouse apartments, then coming into vogue. by this time the major elements of the building had been changed except for the rooms and the late Victorian finishes - sliding doors, dark wood trim, heavy ornamentation - now out of fashion in an era of light colors and neo-Georgian detailing....In 1981, a real-estate investment group headed by David Berley bought the Leonori and converted it to condominium ownersh...

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. F
at Lexington Ave and 63rd 0.19 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 5th Ave and 60th 0.22 miles
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at Lexington Ave and 60th 0.24 miles
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at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.50 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

The Leonori, 26 East 63rd Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the most elegant apartment buildings on Madison Avenue, the Leonori originally had its entrance on the avenue but when retail space on the avenue became very valuable it replaced the entrance with store space and created a new entrance on the side-street. (The apartment building at 45 East 66th Street also moved its entrance off the avenue for the same reasons.)" Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Side-street marquee entrance
  • Prime Upper East Side location
  • 3-story rusticated base
  • Concierge
  • Very distinguished pre-war
  • High ceilings
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Close to many boutiques
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No garage
  • Many apartments
  • Walk-up lobby
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The Leonori, 26 East 63rd Street Alternate Addresses

  • 701 Madison Avenue
  • 7011-709 Madison Avenue

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  • 86 Available for Sale
  • $2,933 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $7,830,140 Avg. Price
  • $4,495,000 Median Price
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  • 61 Available for Rent
  • $97 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $14,103 Avg. Price
  • $9,950 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 515 Park Avenue Apt 2728 | $70,000
    Price / ft2 $129
  2. Least Expensive 694 Madison Avenue Apt 5F | $2,500

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