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555 West End Avenue, #THESOLARIUM

$18,000,000 ($5,263 per ft2) | 3 beds, 4 baths | Approx. 3,420 ft2
53 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Jan 5, 2024
    Days on Market: 53
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Riverside Dr./West End Ave. (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 3,501 times
Monthly Common Charges: $5,035
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $9,384
Total Taxes & Fees: $14,419 ($4.22/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $99,310
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $113,729 ($33.25/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($3,600,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Building Amenities: The building offers a range of amenities including a 24/7 attended lobby with refrigerated storage, bike room & stroller valet, state-of-the-art gym, rec room with a wet bar, pool table, lounge chairs & large-screen TV, and private storage available for purchase.
  • Monthly Charges: The monthly common charges for this property are $5,035, with monthly real estate taxes amounting to $9,384.
  • Nearby Attractions and Accessibility: The building is conveniently located just a block away from the Hudson River-adjacent Riverside Park and a few blocks west of Central Park. The 86th Street station of the 1 and 2 trains is a block away, providing easy access to Midtown and elsewhere in the city.
  • Location and Price: The Solarium Penthouse is located at 555 West End Avenue, Riverside Dr./West End Ave. neighborhood, and is priced at $18,000,000.
  • Apartment Details: This luxurious condominium features 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and spans approximately 3,420 ft2. The apartment boasts a great room with a 19-foot arched ceiling, a full glass wall opening to a terrace, an open kitchen with high-end appliances, and a primary bedroom with two walk-in closets and a 5-fixture primary bath.
  • Building Details: The building, built in 1908 and converted in 2019, is a condominium with a FT Doorman. It houses 13 apartments across 8 floors.

Description

The Solarium Penthouse at 555 WEA is the kind of apartment that people see in movies and dream about. Formerly the gymnasium of the school, it has dramatic architecture but is also an apartment that is easy to live in. The Great Room (which in this case is actually an accurate name) has a 19 foot arched ceiling with a full glass wall opening to a terrace big enough for an outdoor dinner party.

The open kitchen, hand-crafted in white fumed oak by Christopher Peacock with Arabescato slab marble counters and slab backsplashes has multiple spots for people to pull up a stool and be part of the cooking action or even to eat a meal, but it is set back from the living room to allow for formality if needed. The kitchen is beautiful and also equipped for serious cooking with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a vented Wolf 48-inch dual fuel stove, two dishwashers, warming drawers and a pot filler. The primary bedroom has two walk-in closets, a 5-fixture primary bath with Calacatta Gold marble slabs, custom white oak vanities by Christopher Peacock, double sinks with Lefroy Brooks fixtures, radiant-heat floors, towel warmers, steam shower & private Toto Neorest smart toilet.

The two secondary bedrooms are generous and bright with good closets and beautiful stone tiled bathrooms. No detail has been overlooked in the restoration of the building and the construction and materials of the interiors. The Solarium Penthouse is a very special, once in a lifetime apartment. Building amenities include 24/7 attended lobby with refrigerated storage, bike room & stroller valet.

The daylit gym is state-of-the-art; the rec room has a wet bar, pool table, lounge chairs & 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

  • Terrace
  • Balcony

Listing Agent (Seller's Representative)

Listing courtesy of Sothebys International Realty

Pricing History

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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

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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