Sutton View

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420 East 58th Street, New York City, NY

Sutton View
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Exterior of Sutton View
Building Information
Developer Myron Minskoff
Architect Tician Papachristou
Management Company Orsid Realty Corp.
Number of Units 1986
Number of Floors 75
Year Built 27
Construction Method Concrete
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420 East 58th Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Street View of Sutton View

Those “in the know” consider The Sutton View Condominium to be the best-kept secret in Manhattan: a boutique condo nestled in one of the most desirable city neighborhoods, Sutton Place. Tall enough to afford stellar cityscape views—that span the East River and Upper East Side or south to encompass the Chrysler Building and Williamsburg Bridge—yet small enough to avail the intimacy that three units per floor provide. Plus, it offers the safety and convenience of 24-hour doormen and an on-site Superintendent.

Perfectly situated on the easternmost side of midtown, The Sutton View Condominium gives easy access to almost everything the city has to offer while ensuring the serenity and conveniences of a residential environment. The building’s owners and residents represent nationalities from around the globe, reflecting the diversity of the nearby UN. Their passion for the building runs deep and permeates the atmosphere. Friendly to both pets and the environment, The Sutton View Condominium is the perfect property for a home, pied-a-terre, or investment in Manhattan.

The Sutton View Condominium was built in the mid 1980’s, designed by the accomplished Greek architect, Tician Papachristou. Born in Athens, Papachristou moved to the United States to complete his education at Princeton. He had his own architectural practice in Colorado before relocating to the east coast where he subsequently joined the firm of Marcel Breuer and Associates upon referral from a former Breuer student, I.M. Pei. Papachristou later went on to become their CEO with full endorsement of Breuer. Marcel Breuer himself was a renowned architect and furniture designer and is considered to be one of the masters of Modernism. He is perhaps best known for his design of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, but is also noted for designing the European UNESCO headquarters in Paris in 1953 and the bent tubular steel Wassily Chair in 1925. Being intimately familiar with Breuer’s work and style, Papachristou authored the book “Marcel Breuer: New Buildings and Projects” that was published in 1970.

In designing The Sutton View Condominium—Papachristou’s first major project in New York City—he applied a post-modern style, incorporating subtle elements reminiscent of the art deco era, to create a sophisticated yet intimate boutique across the street from the monolithic Sovereign. His building was the last major building to replace townhouses lining the street. Papachristou’s influence is also felt in the Hamptons, having designed the acclaimed summer home of the famous American expressionist artist, Abraham Rattner.

This 27-story, mid-block apartment tower at 420 East 58th Street is known as Sutton View. Erected in 1986, it is a condominium and has 75 apartments. It is across from some very large and lush landscaped plazas and is one block south of the Queensborough Bridge and half a block to the west of Sutton Place townhouses. It was designed by Tician Papachristou of the architectural firm of Gatje, Papachristou, Smith, the successor firm to Marcel Breuer and Associates. Myron Minskoff was the developer.


The Sutton View was designed by Tician Papachristou. Born in Athens, Papachristou moved to the United States to complete his education at Princeton. He had his own architectural practice in Colorado before relocating to the east coast where he subsequently joined the firm of Marcel Breuer and Associates upon referral from a former Breuer student, I.M. Pei. Papachristou later went on to become their CEO with full endorsement of Breuer. In designing The Sutton View Condominium, his first major project in New York City, Papachristou applied a post-modern style, incorporating subtle elements reminiscent of the art deco era, to create a sophisticated yet intimate boutique across the street from the huge Sovereign apartment building. It is a block south of a large attractive restaurant and supermarket in the large vaults beneath the bridge where there is also an athletic field and tennis club.

Sutton View is a high-rise condominium apartment tower in the Sutton Place neighborhood that offers many wonderful views and has only three apartments a floor and many balconies.

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Location

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Construction

Sutton View's Facade from Street Level

The mid-block building has a three-step-up entrance deck surrounded by aluminum pipe railing setback in a plaza. It has bay windows on its second through seventh floors. Above the seventh floor, it has curved, white pipe-railing, deep balconies. The building, which is banded with red and brown masonry, has consistent fenestration, discrete air-conditioners, and glass entrance doors, but no sidewalk landscaping and no garage. It is separated by a low-rise building to the west from the slightly taller New Yorker East apartment building that was erected in 1975.


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Layout and Features

There are five lines of units – the two penthouses, the townhouse, the 2-bedroom B-line, the 1-bedroom A-line, and the studio or C-line apartments. Each is crafted to take full advantage of the both the space and the surrounding environs. The B-line units provide living areas that look towards the Upper East Side and offer either bay windows on the lower floors or balconies with an East River view on the higher floors. Each feature a pleasant windowed kitchen, 2 full baths, generous master bedrooms, and lovely living/dining areas. A-line units are spacious, well-laid out, sunny units that provide beautiful views to the north, east, and south. Each features 1.5 baths and an elegant layout with balconies on the higher floors. The studio units are large enough to convert to a one-bedroom apartment, which many unit owners have done. Generous in size and practical in proportion, these units possess spectacular south-facing views of both the Chrysler and Empire State buildings.

There are five lines of units – the two penthouses, the townhouse, the 2-bedroom B-line, the 1-bedroom A-line, and the studio or C-line apartments. The B-line units provide living areas that look towards the Upper East Side and offer either bay windows on the lower floors or balconies with an East River view on the higher floors. Each feature a pleasant windowed kitchen, 2 full baths, generous master bedrooms, and lovely living/dining areas. A-line units are spacious and sunny units that provide beautiful views to the north, east, and south. Each features 1.5 baths and an elegant layout with balconies on the higher floors. The studio units are large enough to convert to a one-bedroom apartment, which many unit owners have done. Generous in size and practical in proportion, these units possess spectacular south-facing views of both the Chrysler and Empire State buildings. Unlike many surrounding buildings in the neighborhood, The Sutton View Condominium is a smartly run, energy efficient building. Much effort has gone into the transition to energy-conserving components of the infrastructure in order to make the building as “green” as possible. The building provides steam heat and a state-of-the-art pre-heater helps reduce dependency on steam. Almost half of the units in the building have installed high quality thermal windows to further conserve energy while significantly enhancing the appeal and comfort of their home.

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Floor Plans

There are 28 floor plans available for Sutton View. Here is a brief overview.

Amenities

Amenities offered at Sutton View include:

  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Live-in Super

Bylaws

Sutton View Bylaws
Rentals Yes or No
Pets Yes or No
Age Yes or No
Barbecues Yes or No



The Sutton View is managed by Orsid Realty Corp.: (212) 247-2603.

Sustainability

Unlike many surrounding buildings in the neighborhood, The Sutton View Condominium is a smartly run, energy efficient building. Much effort has gone into the transition to energy-conserving components of the infrastructure in order to make the building as “green” as possible. Every part of the infrastructure has been evaluated to determine optimal functionality and endurance, and all machinery is maintained regularly. We have invested heavily in energy efficient electrical fixtures throughout all common areas, put motors on timers, installed motions sensors, and converted the roof to white for energy saving benefits. The building provides steam heat—cleaner than many older Manhattan buildings—and a state-of-the-art pre-heater helps reduce dependency on steam. There is routine monitoring of energy usage in peak and off-peak times to better control and conserve energy. We recycle to the letter of the law. Almost half of the units in the building have installed high quality thermal windows to further conserve energy while significantly enhancing the appeal and comfort of their home.

Our Superintendent is one of only a thousand Superintendents across the country to be green certified by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and had been certified as a Multifamily Building Operator Professional.

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Trivia

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References

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