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555 West End Avenue, #PHTER

$22,500,000 ($4,492 per ft2) | 4 beds, 4.5 baths | Approx. 5,009 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Jul 8, 2020
    Building Type Condominium
  • Monthly Common Charges $7,923
    Monthly Real Estate Taxes $10,423
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

The Terrace Penthouse at 555 WEA is the most extraordinary duplex penthouse condominium to be offered on the Upper West Side, perhaps ever! Two sun-flooded levels of living space, one with wrap terrace, lead to a spectacular roof terrace with far-reaching views of the river, and the city skyline. All together, there is more than 2,800 square feet of breathtaking outdoor space.


The main floor of this house-like home has terraces outside almost every window and door with full height glass and doors in the dining room, living room and den, as well as a lovely office.

In addition to the wrap terraces, a magnificent 1,511 square foot roof terrace with open city and river views is accessible by a wonderful, wide and sweeping outside staircase directly from the wrap terrace, designed to impressively and beautifully connect the two terrace spaces.


A marble-clad gas fireplace is a focal point of the dramatic stretch of space of the enfilade of living room, dining room and den. A separate, adjacent enormous eat-in kitchen with butler's pantry faces west with open city views through beautiful casement windows. Hand-crafted white fumed oak cabinetry by Christopher Peacock with Arabescato slab marble counters, slab backsplashes and a long slab island is the ultimate kitchen for gathering.

The kitchen is equipped for serious cooking with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, a vented Wolf 48-inch dual fuel stove, two dishwashers (and a third in the butler's pantry), warming drawer and a pot filler. Deep cabinets provide excellent storage space. Additional features of this full floor include a powder room, large entry closet and a sunny office.


On the bedroom floor there is a luxurious primary suite with enormous walk-in closet, and an en suite 5-fixture spa bath with Calacatta Gold marble slabs, custom white oak vanities by Christopher Peacock, double sinks with Lefroy Brooks fixtures, radiant-heated floors, towel warmer, steam shower and private Toto Neorest smart toilet.

The three secondary bedrooms, all en suite with beautiful stone tiles, are generous in size and bright with excellent closets. A central communal space provides an area for watching TV, doing homework or just hanging out. No detail has been overlooked in the total renovation and restoration of the building, and the construction and materials of the interiors.


Building amenities include 24/7 attended lobby with refrigerated storage, bike room and stroller valet.

The daylit gym is state-of-the-art; the rec room has a wet bar, pool table, lounge chairs and large-screen TV. Storage available.


The complete offering terms are in an offering plan available from the sponsor, file #CD17-0364. Co-exclusive.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Western Exposures
  • Terrace
  • City View
  • River View
  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

Estimated Monthly Cost

About 555 West End Avenue

91

555 West End Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 91, 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

27
Out of 44
+
33
Out of 36
+
21
Out of 39
+
10
=
91
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 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:
No, but Very Good 3 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:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
Distinctive 2 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 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 10 blocks 5 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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
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:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 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 1908
  • 13 Apartments
  • 8 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 2019
  • Attended Lobby
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Elevator
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Game Room
  • Landmarked
  • Terraces / Balconies

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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

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