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31 East 72nd Street, #3B

$3,795,000 | 3 beds, 3 baths
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9 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Apr 12, 2024
    Days on Market: 9
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St. (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 359 times
Monthly Maintenance: $2,556
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $7,836
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $10,392
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 70% ($2,656,500), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Spacious and Versatile Living Spaces: The home features a spacious living room with a wood-burning fireplace and oversized windows, a formal dining room that can be converted into a fourth bedroom, and a richly appointed mahogany-paneled library with a wet bar.
  • Functional and Luxurious Amenities: The windowed eat-in kitchen offers abundant prep and storage space, a built-in breakfast bar, and a washer/dryer. The corner primary suite boasts two large mahogany paneled closets and an opulent bathroom, while the second bedroom comes with an en-suite bath and oversized closet.
  • Staff and Storage Facilities: The property includes a staff room with a full bath, a generous storage cage, and access to communal building wine storage.
  • White-Glove Services: The building offers a full suite of white-glove services, including a 24-hour doorman, elevator operator, and superintendent.
  • Prime Location: This property is ideally located on Madison Avenue and East 72nd Street, just a block away from Central Park. It offers enchanting views from the south, west, and north, and is in close proximity to upscale shopping, dining options, museums, cultural institutions, and public transportation.
  • Building Amenities and Policies: The building amenities include a wine cellar, central laundry room, and private storage. Pets are welcome with board approval, and pied-a-terres are permitted.

Description

Welcome to the world of timeless elegance at this classic 7 residence, ideally situated on Madison Avenue and East 72nd Street, right down the street from Central Park. This home spans the entire Western wing of 31 East 72nd Street, offering enchanting views from the south, west, and north, making it a captivating choice for the most discerning of buyers.

As you enter the home, you’ll be captivated by the grandeur of this residence. Towering ceilings, soaring above 10 feet, grace the entertainment spaces, providing an exquisite setting for hosting large gatherings.

The spacious living room, measuring an impressive 30 by 19 feet, is adorned with a breathtaking wood-burning fireplace and oversized windows that drench the room in natural light. Adjacent to this, you’ll find a formal dining room of nearly perfect square dimensions that can become a fourth bedroom should someone need it. Beautiful crown moldings run throughout the entire apartment.

On one end of the living room, a richly appointed mahogany-paneled library, complete with a wet bar, offers versatility as a third bedroom. The windowed eat-in kitchen is well-appointed, with abundant prep and storage space, a built-in breakfast bar, and convenient washer/dryer. Additionally, a staff room, complete with a full bath, is located just off the kitchen.

Further enhancing the space, an adjacent gallery accommodates a home office area.

The private quarters, located on the southwestern side of the building, are a sanctuary of serenity. The corner primary suite boasts two mahogany paneled closets as big as dressing rooms and an opulent bathroom adorned with Sherle Wagner fixtures. An equally generous second bedroom features an en-suite bath and oversized closet.

This apartment is thoughtfully equipped with central air conditioning and includes the benefit of a generous storage cage and access to communal building wine storage.

31 East 72nd Street, an architectural gem constructed in 1917 by Rouse & Goldstone architects, is a stunning cooperative. The building offers a full suite of white-glove services, including a 24-hour doorman, elevator operator, and superintendent.

Situated just one block away from Central Park, this prime location is surrounded by upscale shopping and dining options synonymous with New York City. It also offers convenient access to museums, cultural institutions, and public transportation, making it an ideal choice for those seeking the best of city living.

Please note that a 1.5% flip tax is payable by the buyer. Showings are available after 2 PM.
There is currently an assessment in place of $2,493/month to subsidize the rent for the retail space that the building owns. There is no end date for the assessment at the moment.

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Apartment Amenities

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Listing Agent (Seller's Representative)

Listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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About 31 East 72nd Street

72

31 East 72nd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 72, 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

22
Out of 44
+
27
Out of 36
+
13
Out of 39
+
10
=
72
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 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:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Exposed 0 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:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
No Consistency 0 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 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:
Considerable 1 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:
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:
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:
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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • Elevator Operator
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Wine Room/Wine Cellar

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Pros
  • Close to major entrance to Central Park
  • Doorman
  • Few apartments
  • Limestone facade
  • Convenient cross-town bus service
  • Close to several major museums and art galleries
  • Convenient to elegant boutiques and restaurants
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No garage
  • Permits protruding air-conditioners
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No health club
  • No balconies
  • Inconsistent fenestration
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Subways

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