455 E 51st Street 5f, NewYorkCity, NY


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About 455 E 51st Street 5f

Pawson Perfection

As one of the first commissioned private residences by the distinguished British architect, John Pawson; there is an unexpected softness (intimacy) in this precisely reconfigured, oversized two bedroom, two bathroom home. Animated by a daily narrative of natural light, there is an intimate connection to the East River and the surrounding city views. Throughout this architecturally remarkable space is the purity of the Pawson aesthetic: rigorous simplicity mixed with function, the juxtaposition of repurposed hard pine flooring against seamless poured concrete, floating walls with no baseboards or cornices, glass walls to define living areas, floor-to-ceiling storage behind hidden built-ins, enormous undressed windows, and luxuriously pure bathrooms. The entire apartment was designed for the way the current owner wished to live the main living area has exquisite proportions and integrated (open) gourmet kitchen, the primary bedroom invites the outside in with its glass wall and sky-lighted bath, and the additional bedroom functions as a home office. This architecturally significant home is the perfect balance of the elements that define Paulson's work: light, space, proportion, surface and scale.

Designed by James E. R. Carpenter in the 1920's, 455 East 51st Street is a full-service prewar building. With its own gatehouse and private planted courtyard, the Beekman Terrace amenities include a full-time doorman, resident manager, gym, private storage, and roof deck with spectacular East River views. The building permits pets and pied-a-terreownership. Located within the historic Beekman Place neighborhood, Detmold Park is at your doorstep as well as numerous restaurants, cafes, and gourmet shops nearby.455 East 51st Street is conveniently located to public transportation.

The $3,930.35 monthly maintenance reflects a seller's maintenance allowance of $2,500.00 per month.

Features of 455 E 51st Street 5f

MLS® # RPLU-21922884923
Price $2,100,000
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2.00
Full Baths 2
Year Built 1924
Type Residential
Sub-Type Apartment
Status Active

Community Information

Address 455 E 51st Street 5f
Area Manhattan
Subdivision Beekman
City NewYorkCity
County NewYork
State NY
Zip Code 10022


View City, River
Is Waterfront No
Has Pool No


Appliances Washer Dryer Allowed
Cooling Other
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 1
Fireplaces Other

Floor Plans

Basement Other


Exterior Features Building Roof Deck, None

Additional Information

Listing Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC
Date Listed February 14th, 2024
Days on Market 29
Zoning R8B
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No
HOA Fees 3930
HOA Fees Freq. Monthly

Listing Details

OfficeBrown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC

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