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555 West End Avenue

Between West 87th Street & West 88th Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1908
    Converted Year 2019
    Building Type Condominium
  • Total Apartments 13
    Total Floors 8
    Doorman FT Doorman
$3,358
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

27
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 27 / 44

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33
Out of 36

Location Rating: 33 / 36

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21
Out of 39

Features Rating: 21 / 39

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10
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91

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #12 Rated condo - Upper West Side
  • #6 Rated condo - Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
 

Description

555 West End Avenue is a masterwork of architecture that stands out even among its rarefied pre-war neighbors. Built in 1908 as a private school, the red-brick, Collegiate Gothic-styled edifice sports white stone trim, quoin window surrounds, owl gargoyles, crenellated turrets, and other touches that lend the building a majesty at once bespoke and whimsical. The school’s unique features made for a perfect condo redevelopment, which in 2019 transformed the space into 13 spacious units. Soaring ceilings and tall windows are as well-suited for classrooms as they are for high-end living. A stately sidewalk moat lends an equal degree of privacy and separation from the sidewalk for classrooms and condos alike. The arch-windowed library became an atrium-like living room with a second-floor viewing gallery in a 3,463-square-foot Library duplex. At the top, the vault truss-roofed basketball court transformed into a spectacular Solarium penthouse, lit by a massive skylight and a sheer window wall that opens onto a 37-foot-long private terrace.

 

In addition to restoring and reimagining existing interior space, the conversion also introduces luxuriant features where there were none before, such as a round-the-clock attended lobby finished in travertine, Calacatta Crema marble, white oak, and brushed bronze; a daylit fitness center that looks out onto the rear courtyard; and an oak-wainscotted rec room with a bar, billiards, darts, and a large-screen TV. In the units, white oak and marble finishes create a light-hued theme that carries through the living rooms (herringbone-pattern wood floors), kitchens (counters, backsplashes, and cabinetry), and bathrooms (vanities, wainscot walls, and mirror cabinet trim). The building stands on stately West End Avenue, just a block away from the Hudson River-adjacent Riverside Park and a few blocks west of Central Park; residents may traverse both at leisure or for commute by making use of the building’s bike storage room. For subway-minded commuters, the 86th Street station of the 1 and 2 trains a block away offers rapid access to Midtown and elsewhere in the city.

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Building Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Elevator
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Game Room
  • Landmarked
  • Terraces / Balconies
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Apartments for Sale at 555 West End Avenue (9)

9
Available Apts
$7.9M - $18M
Price Range
$3,358
Avg. Price / ft2
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This very handsome, mid-rise building on the southwest corner of 87th Street at 555 West End Avenue is one of the most distinctive on the avenue. 

The 8-story building was erected in 1908 as the St. Agnes School for Girls by the New York Presbyterian Church.  It later became the St. Agnes School for Boys. " Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • One of most distinctive buildings on West End Avenue
  • Large lobby
  • Crenellated turrets
  • Very large apartments
  • Very few apartments
  • Great location
  • Fitness center
  • Full-time doorman
  • Bicycle room
  • One block from Riverside Park
  • One block from Broadway
  • Excellent public transportation
Cons
  • No roof deck
  • No sidewalk landscaping
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Subways

  1. 1
at Broadway 0.10 miles
  1. 2
  2. 3
at Broadway and 95th 0.42 miles
 

In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 434 Available for Sale
  • $1,797 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,984,410 Avg. Price
  • $1,945,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive One West End Apt 29B | $19,500,000
    Price / ft2 $3,678
  2. Least Expensive The Broadmoor Apt 3A | $349,000

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Alternate Addresses

  • 300 West 87th Street
  • 553 West End Avenue
  • 555 WEA
  • 555WEA
  • 557 West End Avenue
  • 559 West End Avenue

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