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555 West End Avenue, #THELIBRARY

$10,500,000 ($3,032 per ft2) | 5 beds, 5.5 baths | Approx. 3,463 ft2
1279 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Oct 2, 2018
    Days on Market: 1279
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Riverside Dr./West End Ave. (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 2,648 times
Monthly Common Charges: $4,078
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $7,602
Total Taxes & Fees: $11,680 ($3.37/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $47,747
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $59,427 ($17.16/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($2,100,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Description

The only new condominium in NYC with 18-½ foot ceilings in a 42-ft long Great Room, with towering arched windows, “The Library” (2W) has 5 bedrooms, 5 en suite baths & a powder room. With a private landing & 3463 SF on two levels, the Library is one of 13 extraordinary, one-of-a-kind residences in Tamarkin Co.’s conversion of this landmarked former school. The kitchen features solid white fumed oak cabinets crafted by Christopher Peacock, with fluted glass cabinet fronts and Nanz hardware, and is open to the 37 ft Great Room providing a relaxed living and dining environment.

Additional features in this absolutely gorgeous kitchen include white oak plank floors, polished Arabescato marble slab countertops and backsplash, vented Wolf 48” dual fuel range, Sub-Zero fridge & separate freezer, wine storage, microwave and warming drawers, two dishwashers, Lefroy Brooks faucets, garbage disposal, pot filler & more. On this floor are 3 en suite bedrooms, a powder room, large pantry, butler’s pantry and laundry room. En suite secondary baths are outfitted with the highest quality stone & hardware. Upstairs, on the mezzanine level, the light-filled, south-facing primary bedroom features two walk-in closets, and a luxurious bath with Calacatta gold marble slabs, custom white oak vanities by Christopher Peacock, double sinks with Lefroy Brooks fixtures, Zuma soaking tub, radiant-heat floors, towel warmers, steam shower & Toto Neorest smart toilet.

This level overlooks the Kitchen and Great Room, making for a dramatic double height experience. Amenities include a 24/7 attended lobby with refrigerated storage, bike room, and stroller valet. The day lit gym features state-of-the-art equipment & the rec room features a wet bar, pool table, lounge chairs, and large-screen TV. Private storage available for purchase. Please visit The complete offering terms are in an offering plan available from the sponsor, file #CD17-0364.

Co-exclusive. WW: The complete terms are in an Offering Plan available from the Sponsor. File No. CD14-0062.

Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in accordance with the Offering Plan.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

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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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