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The Cliff Dwelling, 243 Riverside Drive, #1401

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Aug 17, 2022
It previously was on the market for a total of 127 days.
2 apartments are currently available in this building.
127 days on Market

Pricing History

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Key Details

  • Listed: Apr 12, 2022
    Last Price Change: -18.5% ($250,000) on Jun 8
    Days on Market: 127
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Riverside Dr./West End Ave. (Manhattan)
    Doorman: PT Doorman
    Listing viewed 1,509 times
Monthly Maintenance: $2,874
Total Taxes & Fees: $2,874
Est. Monthly Mortgage: -
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $7,860
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($220,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Description

Enjoy Riverside park views and amazing sunsets over the Hudson River. The moment you enter this exceptional apartment you are amazed by the views of the Hudson River. Bring your imagination to this prewar charmer 2 or convertible 3-bedroom penthouse filled with design possibilities.

Character, high ceilings, west light and beautiful Riverside Park views make this loft-like prewar home a stand-out. Other features include open kitchen, hardwood floors, 3 skylights, beautiful marble fire place (not working). This penthouse apartment is Flooded with light and tranquility The main entrance to the building is located on Riverside Drive between 96th and 97th Streets.

There is a second entrance on West 96th Street. Convenient to transportation, West Side Highway and crosstown to the East Side. Enjoy the beauty of the Hudson River and all Riverside Park has to offer. 243 Riverside Drive, is an historically significant and architecturally unique building designed by Herman Lee Meader.

The building which is known as The Cliff Dwellers Apartment and was erected in 1916 as an ode to the Wild West. It has 62 apartment and 5 units on floors 2-12 plus two penthouse units. It was converted to a cooperative in 1979.

Some of the units have been combined. The coop allows 80% financing. There is a current assessment of $446.25 until 12/31/2024 per month. The building offers two elevators, a live-in super, full-time porter, and central laundry.

Perfectly located along Riverside Drive and a few blocks away from the 1, 2 and 3 train station, Whole Foods, West Side Market, Trader Joe’s, Citi Bike, Equinox, SoulCycle, NY Sports Club, numerous restaurants, shops and Columbia University. Bring your measuring tape, imagination and take a look at this value opportunity.

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Apartment Amenities

  • River View

About The Cliff Dwelling, 243 Riverside Drive

77

The Cliff Dwelling, 243 Riverside Drive has received a CityRealty Rating of 77, 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

21
Out of 44
+
33
Out of 36
+
15
Out of 39
+
8
=
77
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
No Canopy 1 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Poorly Done 0 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Exposed 0 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 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:
No 0 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:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 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:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 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:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 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:
Yes 1 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
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1909
  • 45 Apartments
  • 12 Floors

Building Amenities

  • PT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room
  • Live-In Superintendent

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