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The Vanderbilt, 235 East 40th Street, #PH41A

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Jun 19, 2019
It previously was on the market for a total of 70 days.
10 apartments are currently available in this building.
70 days on Market

Pricing History

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Key Details

  • Listed: Apr 10, 2019
    Days on Market: 70
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Turtle Bay/United Nations (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 311 times
Monthly Common Charges: $1,331
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $1,616
Total Taxes & Fees: $2,947
Est. Monthly Mortgage: -
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $12,286
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 10% ($185,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Description

Contract Signed.
One-Of-A-Kind 41st Floor 2 Bedroom Penthouse with Views and a Terrace

Awash in sunlight from south, east and west exposures, this incomparable 2 Bedroom 2 Bath penthouse features a dramatic corner-exposure living room with 16 foot ceilings and 14 oversized windows offering stunning views of Manhattan, the East River, the Chrysler Building, the United Nations and the Freedom Tower. Last offered for sale 22 years ago and long considered the building's crown jewel apartment, the living room has two pairs of sliding glass doors which open onto a private 98 square foot wrap-terrace. A tall spiral staircase, which leads up to an approx.

105 square foot mezzanine loft overlooking the living room, lends a wonderful sculptural quality to the home.

Adjacent to the dining area is a renovated open kitchen with a window that has been finished with modern wood cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The large south-east corner exposure bedroom has stunning city and river views, a large windowed en-suite bathroom with views of the United Nations and a customized walk-in closet. The spacious second bedroom with oversized windows facing east offers views of the East River, the United Nations and Long Island City.

A second full bathroom sits just off a gracious entrance foyer.

Please note that the real estate taxes quoted include an abatement for use as primary residence. If not occupied as a primary residence, the real estate taxes would be $1,959 per month.

Located between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, The Vanderbilt is the gold-standard of full-service doorman condominiums in Murray Hill. The building's amenities include a magnificent health club with a 70 foot indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, multiple saunas as well as cardio and weight-training equipment, a squash/racquetball/half basketball court, men's and women's locker rooms with steam showers, a furnished lounge area with a television plus a separate recreation room with ping-pong.

The building also offers weekly yoga classes.

The Vanderbilt's oversized laundry room is located on this amenity level, and four elevators provide convenient, direct access to the adjacent garage. Additional building features include a private driveway that makes pick-ups and drop-offs easy for residents, a Building Link system that provides email notifications for package deliveries, an on-site dry cleaner as well as a salon. Situated just a few short blocks from Grand Central, residents have easy access to all public transportation options including the east side and west side subway lines plus Metro-North.

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Apartment Amenities

  • City View
  • River View

About The Vanderbilt, 235 East 40th Street

84

The Vanderbilt, 235 East 40th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 84, 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

30
Out of 44
+
27
Out of 36
+
19
Out of 39
+
8
=
84
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Good 3 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 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:
Exists 1 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:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 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:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
10-15 1 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes, with Swimming Pool 2 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:
None 0 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:
None 0 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Condo
  • Built in 1986
  • 370 Apartments
  • 40 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Mail Room
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Porte-Cochère / Driveway
  • Terraces / Balconies

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