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870 United Nations Plaza, #17D

$1,050,000 -8.7% | 1 bed, 1.5 baths
177 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Mar 31, 2023
    Last Price Change: -8.7% ($100,000) on May 1
    Days on Market: 177
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Turtle Bay/United Nations (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 138 times
Monthly Maintenance: $2,793
Total Taxes & Fees: $2,793
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $3,729
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $6,522
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 50% ($525,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.


Located in the iconic and architecturally acclaimed United Nations Plaza, this designer-owned oversized 1-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home features a meticulously executed top-tier renovation overseen by the world-renowned design studio Redd Kaihoi. Upon entry, you are greeted by a grand entry gallery where black and white geometric marble floors, modeled after a 17th-century Italian pattern, juxtapose Schumacher linen custom upholstered walls. The result is an opulent and beautiful introduction to the space. The elegant entry gallery leads to the open living and dining rooms, which boast panoramic views of the city and East River through oversized wall-to-wall windows. A tranquil northeastern light graces the space throughout the day.

Made for entertaining, the room measures 20+ ft. in length and is anchored by a stunning mantelpiece, finished in limestone by Chesneys New York. The mantel is accented by hand-painted Venetian plaster walls, custom dentil moldings and baseboards finished by Farrow & Ball. Nearby, a powder room is also available to guests and is a masterpiece in and of itself.

Hand-painted with a neoclassical style mural in all Venetian plaster, the room offers a smart appointment, Waterworks hardware and top-end appliances. Marble floors guide you back into the kitchen, which offers a custom St. Charles design and features full-height high-gloss cabinetry, white glass counters, rift-cut natural walnut walls, marble backsplash and top-end appliances by Smeg, Miele and Fisher & Paykel.

Neatly tucked at the opposite end of the home, the oversized bedroom offers itself as a sanctuary. Custom closets are finished by Farrow & Ball, framing the room and offering an abundance of storage space. Sisal custom carpets and double Venetian blinds (with both blackout and daytime capacities) add to the chic warmth and zen sensibility.

An en-suite bath, adorned in bookend marble slabs and finished with top-end fixtures by Waterworks, is also located at this end of the home. The home is made complete by a bonus room unique to the building’s coveted D-line: a separate home office (currently being used as a meditation room) separated by a custom Oak sliding door, manufactured by a boutique Italian artisan who oversaw the completion of all doors in the home. Their meticulous, sturdy appointment must be witnessed in-person to be fully understood.

Other finishes include integrated hall closets by Jib Doors, custom E.R. Butler door hardware and Forbes & Lomax light switches with rotary dimmers in silver nickel-- all persistent reminders of the level of finish and luxury that the home as a whole represents. 870 United Nations Plaza was designed by master architects Harrison & Abramovitz. 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-hour service and security. Superb amenities include an 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 qualified Personal Residence Trust. Foreign buyers welcome with USA-based assets. 75% financing is permitted.

The maintenance costs include electric, gas, water, internet and window washing.

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Health Club
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Elevator

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