455 E 51st St #2-C$1,249,000Sold

A SECRET SUNSHINY STUNNER... FACING A SECRET GARDEN... ON A SECRET CUL-DE-SAC JUST BEYOND A SECRET GATE... FORMER 2BR - NOW A LOFTY RENOVATED, RE-INVENTED JUMBO 1BR w/WORKING FIREPLACE & CENTRAL AC 2nd BATH POSSIBILITY (w/Board Approval) Pristinely situated in the famously private and well served Beekman Terrace (a handsome 1924 building coveted for its discreet riverfront location off of a quiet cul-de-sac), this garden facing, sun-splashed stunner is a fantastic find for sure. Its renovation and transformation was just finished, and the beautiful result shines brightly. Originally a well-scaled 2-bedroom residence, this handsome, South-facing, L-shaped residence has been re-invented and re-envisioned as an enormous 1-bedroom home (please see alternate floor plan) with sprawling, open-concept living and dining rooms, and with new everything: new plumbing, new electric, new kitchen, new bath, new closets, new layout, new floors, new mouldings, central ac and an entirely new vibe. In the Great Room, there is an Italian Marble mantle on the wood-burning fireplace, and 6 oversized, sunshiny windows facing the coveted building garden. With an immense run of 42 feet, this versatile living space is ideal for entertaining and stretching out, working from home, and for all of life's growing needs (please see alternate floor plan). The designer kitchen has beautiful natural light courtesy of two West facing windows onto the building garden. This gorgeous space offers ample marble counters, custom cabinetry, and top shelf appliances (including wine fridge). A classic arch frames the welcoming marble mosaic foyer, and this feel-good home's closets are generously scaled -- with a walk-in closet by the foyer. The bedroom is peaceful and bright, with two big North-facing windows, and a generous wall of closets. The separate windowed bath is marble, has a beautiful vanity, and boasts a big step in shower. Custom mouldings, high ceilings, new Oak floors, and central ac round-out this refreshed, renewed, re-invented classic, and make this big beauty a stand-out for all the best reasons. Sweetly positioned afront Beekman Terrace's enchanting "secret garden" -- just beyond the building's private gate house -- this easy-to-love home enjoys private storage, and easy access to the pet-friendly building's river-view roof deck and the well-run building's fitness and laundry rooms. Within a stone's throw are the East River Promenade, the E/F/M trains, and prime access to every area cultural, dining, and shopping destination -- not to mention the benefits of a very mindful neighborhood association and private security. Here is one of the best kept secrets in Manhattan: Your secret sunshiny stunner...facing a secret garden...on a secret cul-de-sac...just beyond a secret gate...awaits. (2% flip tax paid by purchaser)



Brian K.  Lewis

Brian K. Lewis

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms2
  • Total bathroom1
  • full bathroom1
  • Laundry room Common Area
  • Fireplace Wood Burning
  • other interior Features Entrance Foyer

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • MLS® IDOLRS-1150887
  • TypeCondo
  • YEAR BUILT1924
  • Architecture StylesPrewar
  • View DescriptionRiver


  • other exterior FeaturesBuilding Courtyard, Building Garden, Building Roof Deck


  • Sales Price$1,249,000
  • HOA Fees $3,462

Work With Brian

18 years being recognized as a top producer – one of NYC’s and America’s preeminent closers who has fun fulfilling the property dreams of clients. Earning this recognition every day continually bringing sales clients the best prices from the best buyers, and nimbly guiding buyers to their dream homes.