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860 United Nations Plaza, #PH3738B

$3,600,000 -5.3% | 4 beds, 5 baths
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207 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Sep 27, 2023
    Last Price Change: -5.3% ($200,000) on Feb 20
    Days on Market: 207
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Turtle Bay/United Nations (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 249 times
Monthly Maintenance: $10,501
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $18,584
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $29,085
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 25% ($900,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Location and Building: This luxurious penthouse is located in the iconic United Nations Plaza, a prestigious and historic neighborhood. The building, part of The UN Plaza, is designed by master architects Harrison & Abramovitz in a modernist style and features the longest private driveway in the city, leading to a grand triple-height lobby.
  • Design and Interior: The approximately 4000 sq ft penthouse, designed by distinguished architect Robert Rand, boasts a private Foyer, a dramatic 20 ft. Gallery, and a sculptured floating Staircase. It also features a large Living Room with a Wood Burning Fireplace and a custom marble mantle, an oversized Formal Dining Room with custom lighting and a built-in serving station, and four large Bedrooms, all with en-suite Bathrooms and brand-new ultra high-end wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • Kitchen and Amenities: The Chef’s Eat-In Kitchen is equipped with a Double Oven, Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Ice maker, and dishwasher. There's also a Butler’s Pantry with a wine cooler and sink for event preparation, and an ample-sized Laundry Room with a second full size Subzero Refrigerator.
  • Primary Bedroom and Bathrooms: The Primary Bedroom features a private Home Office with a view and a large custom Dressing Room. The bathrooms are designed with custom rainfall spa showers, marble slabs, Moen fixtures, and LED lighted mirrors.
  • Additional Features: The penthouse includes custom Lutron lighting, hardwood flooring, multiple zoned Central Air Conditioning, 43 large city windows, 14 custom out-fitted closets, and Smart Toilets by Biobidet. The apartment also comes with a storage room and furnishings are available for separate purchase.
  • Building Amenities and Services: The building amenities include a new Fitness Center, Pilates Studio, Private Residents Club, 2 Conference Rooms, Golf Simulator, Billiards Room, in-house Dry-Cleaning Service, Rooftop Sun Decks, and Garage. The building also provides a full-time doorman and 24-hour service and security, and pets are welcome.

Description

Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece. Move right into the most magnificent residence at the iconic United Nations Plaza. Penthouse-B is a triple-mint 8 Room, 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom duplex cooperative apartment designed and imagined by distinguished architect Robert Rand. This approximately 4000 sq ft Penthouse is the crowning pinnacle of one of the most important residential modernist structures in New York City.

The North-East Corner glass box in the sky, has more than 175 linear feet of continuous wall-to-wall windows over two floors with spectacular panoramic city and East River views from all rooms. MAIN LEVEL: Enter a private Foyer and into a dramatic 20 ft. Gallery that showcases a sculptured floating Staircase and three egresses that lead into the public rooms. A vast double-length corner Living Room is anchored by a Wood Burning Fireplace with a custom marble mantle.

The enfilade layout of the primary floor continues with double-door entry into the oversized Formal Dining Room, with direct and protected views of the East River and beyond. The gracious Formal Dining Room may accommodate large dinner parties and features custom lighting as well as a beautiful custom built-in serving station with storage and lighting. The Chef’s Eat-In Kitchen is outfitted with a Double Oven along with Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Ice maker and dishwasher.

There is ample space at the windows for informal dining. Adjacent to the Kitchen is a Butler’s Pantry with wine cooler and sink for event preparation. The ample-sized Laundry Room with clothes washer and dryer includes a second full size Subzero Refrigerator and a Service Entrance.

This wing also offers a large private Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom. A chic Powder Room accented with Spanish porcelain tile and a double sized vanity complete this level. UPPER LEVEL: Ascend to the second floor by the internal Elevator or the stunning circular staircase to an oversized landing and access to 3 large-scale private Bedroom Suites.

The corner, expansive Primary Bedroom measures 30 feet and includes a large custom Dressing Room. This Bedroom features a private Home Office with a view that is large enough to accommodate two adults comfortably. The double-vanity Bathroom is designed with a custom rainfall spa shower, marble slabs, Moen fixtures and LED lighted mirrors.

The second and third Bedrooms both have an en-suite Baths, walk-in closets and stunning views, both day and night. All four Bedrooms feature brand-new ultra high-end wall to wall carpeting. Additional features of this home include custom Lutron lighting, hardwood flooring, multiple zoned Central Air Conditioning, 43 large city windows, 14 custom out-fitted closets, 4.5 brand new bathrooms all outfitted with Smart Toilets by Biobidet, Moen fixtures, Led Lighted Mirrors, heavy duty insulated doors with high security hardware.

860 United Nations Plaza was designed by master architects Harrison & Abramovitz and is one of the world’s most iconic residences. This architecturally prestigious luxury Cooperative has the longest private Driveway in the city which leads to a grand triple-height Lobby. 53 staff members provide residents with 24 hr service and security.

Superb amenities are on-site Management Office, new Fitness Center, Pilates Studio, Private Residents Club 39 – a Lounge with Kitchen and entertainment rooms, 2 Conference Rooms, Golf Simulator, Billiards Room, in-house Dry-Cleaning Service, Rooftop Sun Decks and Garage. Pets are welcome. Apartments may be purchased in a Qualified Personal Residential Trust. Foreign buyers welcome with USA based assets. 50% Financing Permitted.

Maintenance: $10,947.38/m. Utilities: $416.01/m (includes electric, gas, water, basic cable & internet). Window Washing: $124.46/m. 3% Flip Tax paid by buyer. A Storage Room transfers with the apartment. FURNISHINGS AVAILABLE FOR SEPARATE PURCHASE

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Listing courtesy of Sothebys International Realty

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About 860 United Nations Plaza

96

860 United Nations Plaza has received a CityRealty Rating of 96, 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

35
Out of 44
+
30
Out of 36
+
21
Out of 39
+
10
=
96
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Very Attractive 3 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:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Free Standing 2 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 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 20 blocks 4 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:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 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:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Yes, but Small 1 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Intercom
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Lounge
  • Courtyard
  • Bike Room
  • Game Room
  • Porte-Cochère / Driveway
  • Golf Simulator

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Pros
  • Wonderful views
  • Large, impressive lobby
  • Overlooks the United Nations and its gardens
  • Doorman
  • Garage
  • Concierge
  • Many duplex units on top eight floors
  • Large apartments
  • Free-standing
  • Driveway
Cons
  • Very large complex
  • Some distance from midtown
  • Austere and somber architecture and lobby
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Subways

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  3. E
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