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The Spencer Condominium, 1 East 62nd Street, #PH

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Jun 30, 2015
It previously was on the market for a total of 141 days.
Last Sold on Jun 29, 2015 for $24,000,000
4 beds, 4 baths | Approx. 5,100 ft2
  • Buyers
  • One E. 62nd Street Llc
  • Sellers
  • The Survivors Trust Under Rosenberg Family Trust
  • Rivers, Melissa
  • Michael D. Karlin, Co-trustee
  • Melissa Rivers, As Co-trustee
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2 apartments are currently available in this building.
141 days on Market

Pricing History

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Key Details

  • Listed: Feb 9, 2015
    Days on Market: 141
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St. (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 317 times
Monthly Common Charges: $16,812
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $8,525
Total Taxes & Fees: $25,337 ($4.97/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: -
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $131,479 ($25.78/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($4,800,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Description

One of New York’s most legendary apartments, this coveted Penthouse is changing ownership for the first time in 25 years.This pre-war, 11-room condominium Penthouse on 62nd Street is just off Fifth Avenue. This property, which has meticulously restored architectural details, ornate dcor and double-height entertaining rooms, was home to the late entertainment legend, Joan Rivers. The triplex residence is in a fully staffed limestone mansion, originally built at the turn of the century as one of the opulent mansions of the Gilded Age.

One enters from a residence exclusive elevator landing, which opens into one of the grandest rooms in Manhattan. The home’s centerpiece is a ballroom and adjoining music room with 23’ ceilings, gilded antique boisserie paneling and columns and two fireplaces -capacious spaces that allow for entertaining on a grand scale. Adjacent to the music room is a dining room that allows for more intimate gatherings -- its three French doors opening to the south-facing terrace, allowing for al fresco dining.

The beautifully appointed wood-paneled library has a fireplace and faces south and west with views of Central Park and the Manhattan Skyline.The second floor, with a mezzanine that overlooks the music room and ballroom, leads to the master suite, which has French doors opening to its own south-facing terrace with views of Central Park. Staff quarters can be accessed from this floor, which has a separate staircase leading to the kitchen.A separate but contiguous two-bedroom, two-bath guest quarters has its own large living room with a fireplace and an eat-in kitchen.1 East 62nd Street-Background Built: 1903 42-wide, 7-story limestone mansion Original owners: Gilded Age millionaires, Alice and John S. Drexel Architect: Horace Trumbauer prominent Gilded Age architect1 East 62nd Street Penthouse Residence Property Details Triplex Condominium Apartment Interior space: approximately 5,100 sq. ft. Outdoor space: two terraces approximately 430 sq. ft. Elevator entrance into exclusive landing 11 rooms Ballroom and music room feature 23 ceilings, double-height windows and two of the apartments five wood burning fireplaces Library with Central Park and skyline view Dining Room with Central Park and skyline view 2 Kitchens 4 bedrooms 4.5 baths 5 fireplaces

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Apartment Amenities

  • Terrace
  • Balcony

About The Spencer Condominium, 1 East 62nd Street

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The Spencer Condominium, 1 East 62nd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 81, 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

24
Out of 44
+
28
Out of 36
+
19
Out of 39
+
10
=
81
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 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:
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:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 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:
No Consistency 0 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unrelated Base 0 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 10 blocks 5 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:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 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:
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:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
14 or more Feet 4 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
None 0 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:
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:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Condo
  • Built in 1910
  • 12 Apartments
  • 6 Floors

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Walk Up
  • Intercom

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