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555 West End Avenue, #THESOLARIUM

$18,000,000 ($5,263 per ft2) | 3 beds, 3.5 baths | Approx. 3,420 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Oct 2, 2018
    Days on Market 437
    Building Type Condominium
  • Monthly Common Charges $5,396
    Monthly Real Estate Taxes $4,858
    Doorman FT Doorman

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 master bedroom has two walk-in closets, a 5-fixture master 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, dartboard, lounge chairs & large-screen TV. The Solarium Penthouse offers 76 SF of private storage. Please visit The complete offer in terms are in an offering plan available from the sponsor, file #CD17-0364. Co-exclusive.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.
  • Southern Exposures

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
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Elevator
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Bike Room
  • Game Room
  • Landmarked
  • Terraces / Balconies
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer

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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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