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340 Riverside Drive, #11A

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of May 21, 2018
It previously was on the market for a total of 888 days.
Last Sold on May 1, 2018 for $3,495,000
3 beds, 3 baths | Approx. 2,000 ft2
  • Buyers
  • Hartwell, Olga
  • Hartwell, Christopher L
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Key Details

  • Listed Jan 31, 2018
    Building Type Cooperative
  • Monthly Maintenance $3,169
    Minimum Down Payment 25%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

The long bluff over Riverside Drive was once a lookout for the indigenous Lenape people. Centuries later, one of the finest "three-bedroom, river view" apartments on Riverside Drive was built at this spot. Its wondrous aerial river views unfold from every picture window.

Non-pareil sunsets paint the sky. Admiring the outlook, Jasper Johns chose to live in the penthouse of 340 Riverside Drive. And Duke Ellington, the block now named after him, owned a Beaux Arts mansion across the street.

On November 10, 1956, Billie Holliday performed at a sold-out Carnegie Hall. Eight days later, she appeared in the 26-foot living room of Apartment 11A, singing at least eight songs, including "Good Morning Heartache," "Lady Sings the Blues" and "You Go to My Head." More recently, the Guarneri String Quartet rehearsed for thirty-five years in the living room. The apartment wraps the southwest corner of the building, the master bedroom suite and bath its exclamation point.

There are two additional river view bedrooms, three full baths, a large home office and a washer/dryer. From a brilliant open kitchen and dining room, one can see down-river for miles. High ceilings, original oak floors, oversized Panorama, single-light windows, through-wall AC and a welcoming luminosity add to the ambiance of this dramatic residence.

Built in 1926, 340 Riverside Drive has full 24-hour doorman service, a bike room, bin storage and laundry. It anchors a landmark block, one of three in a row featuring an array of splendid fin de siecle townhouses named the Seven Beauties and perhaps the grandest, stand-alone mansion in Manhattan with its own moat. Writer Daniel J.

Wakin whose recent book details the history of the area said, "Being there conveyed a sense of arriving."

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Apartment Amenities

  • Terrace
  • City View
  • Garden

About 340 Riverside Drive

72

340 Riverside Drive 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

20
Out of 44
+
32
Out of 36
+
12
Out of 39
+
8
=
72
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 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:
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
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1926
  • 63 Apartments
  • 16 Floors

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Elevator

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