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Sherry Netherland Hotel, 781 Fifth Avenue

Between East 59th Street & East 60th Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1927
    Building Type Cooperative
  • Total Apartments 168
    Total Floors 36
    Doorman FT Doorman
$2,181
Avg. Price / ft2
$980
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

32
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 32 / 44

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32
Out of 36

Location Rating: 32 / 36

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25
Out of 39

Features Rating: 25 / 39

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10
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99

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #1 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #1 Rated co-op - Upper East Side
  • #1 Rated co-op - Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
 

Description

A strong argument can be made that the Sherry Netherland Hotel at 781 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 59th Street is the best building in New York.

The major other contenders, of course, are the Chrysler, Empire State, Woolworth and Helmsley buildings and 570 Lexington Avenue, and some might also throw in the Plaza and Waldorf-Astoria hotels, the Seagram Building, Lever House and the San Remo apartment building.

None of those, however, really have the magic combination of romance, originality, location and drama that are to be found at the Sherry Netherland.

Other buildings are larger, taller, more ornate, more complex, and have superb locations and far more spectacular interiors, but the Sherry Netherland has a "drop dead" elegance and exoticism that is both flamboyant and reserved.

What pushes the Sherry Netherland to the top, of course, is its top - a soaring, elaborate minaret with a delicate, open, widow's walk atop an asymmetrical roof reminiscent of a French chateaux, all in delightfully green, aged copper. The asymmetrical form of the tower significantly improves its aesthetics from most angles and if it had been a square tower it would be just another great campanile, but not a visual force with which to be reckoned. The top's chimneys and large protruding gargoyles, furthermore, grasp and tame the sky like some giant's gnarled fist.

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Elevator
  • Valet Services
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Apartments for Sale at 781 Fifth Avenue (9)

9
Available Apts
$575K - $12.5M
Price Range
$2,181
Avg. Price / ft2
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"A strong argument can be made that the Sherry Netherland Hotel at 781 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 59th Street is the best building in New York.
The major other contenders, of course, are the Chrysler, Empire State, Woolworth and Helmsley buildings and 570 Lexington Avenue, and some might also throw in the Plaza and Waldorf-Astoria hotels, the Seagram Building, Lever House and the San Remo apartment building." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Spectacular views
  • Maid service
  • Gargoyles
  • Wonderful griffins and hanging lanterns above entrance
  • Exclusive club in basement
  • Canopied entrance
  • Concierge
  • Very elegant vaulted lobby
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No sundeck
  • Protruding and discrete air-conditioners
  • Inconsistent fenestration
  • No garage
  • No health club
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Subways

  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 5th Ave and 60th 0.06 miles
  1. F
at 6th Ave 0.26 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
at Lexington Ave and 60th 0.27 miles
  1. M
  2. E
at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.32 miles
  1. B
  2. D
at Broadway and 53rd 0.49 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$2,720,000
Avg. Price
Based on 2 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$750K - $10M
Price Range
$2,159
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 423 Available for Sale
  • $2,490 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $7,538,650 Avg. Price
  • $3,800,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 12 East 69th Street Apt TH | $88,000,000
  2. Least Expensive 18 East 63rd Street Apt 9 | $450,000
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  • 254 Total Sales
  • $1,842 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,672,540 Avg. Price
  • $2,100,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 520 Park Avenue Apt 36 | $31,500,000
    Price / ft2 $6,806
  2. Least Expensive The Beekman Apt 1205 | $330,000

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