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The Mayfair, 610 Park Avenue

between East 64th Street & East 65th Street   |    Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

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Key Details

  • Condo
  • Built in 1925
  • 68 Apartments
  • 15 Floors
$2,715 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

76

The Mayfair, 610 Park Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 76, 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

23
Out of 44
+
26
Out of 36
+
18
Out of 39
+
9
=
76
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 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:
Not Visible 0 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 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:
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:
Outstanding 5 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:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 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:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Stunning 5 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 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:
Some 1 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • #18 Rated condo - Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
How was this building rated?

Built in 1925 and designed by J. E. R. Carpenter, the leading luxury apartment architect of his generation, this handsome building was originally the Mayfair House, a pleasant, 450-room hotel, but it gained considerably more cachet when Le Cirque restaurant opened on its first floor sidestreet frontage in 1974 and quickly became one of the city's most socially prestigious dining rooms.

A generation later, however, Le Cirque decided to relocate to the Villard Houses that are part of the New York Palace Hotel at 451 Madison Avenue in 1997 and the next year the building was bought at a bankruptcy auction for $15 million and Park 65th Associates L.P., an affiliate of Colony Capital Inc., a real estate investment group based in Los Angeles that had recently also taken over the Stanhope Hotel on Fifth Avenue and has been active in luxury resort properties, and the Trump Organization, headed by Donald Trump.

The new owners renovated the property for another $55 million to convert it into 70 condominium apartments. At the time of the conversion the hotel had had 210 hotel rooms.

A large entrance marquee on the sidestreet had been created in 1934 for a restaurant, but over the years it had become the hotel's entrance and Le Cirque had an adjacent, discrete entrance. The 1998 renovation, however, used the marquee sidestreet entrance for the building's new restaurant Daniel, which was considerably larger and much grander than Le Cirque, and it quickly became one of the city's top restaurants. A new entrance to the apartment building was created on the avenue frontage.

Le Cirque would subsequently relocate from the Villard Houses to One Beacon Court.

Carpenter was also a co-developer of the building, which for a while in the 1980s had been acquired by the Hong Kong-based Regent International Hotels chain.

The new condominium project got off to a flying start and began selling units based only on floorplans. Early prospective buyers were not even allowed to enter the building and t...

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Carter Horsley's Review

The Mayfair, 610 Park Avenue Carter Horsley's Building Review
"Built in 1925 and designed by J. E. R. Carpenter, the leading luxury apartment architect of his generation, this handsome building was originally the Mayfair House, a pleasant, 450-room hotel, but it gained considerably more cachet when Le Cirque restaurant opened on its first floor sidestreet frontage in 1974 and quickly became one of the city's most socially prestigious dining rooms." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Few apartments
  • Not far from good public transportation
  • Home to Daniel- very elegant restaurant
  • Not far from Central Park
  • Concierge
  • Close to Subway
  • Valet parking
  • Health club
  • Large apartments
  • Convenient to midtown and many boutiques and clubs
  • Fireplaces
  • Basement storage
  • Pre-war designed by J. E. R. Carpenter
Cons
  • No garage
  • No balconies
  • No roof deck
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