This Week’s Price Chop – 9 East 97th St, Apt 5D
Live in Carnegie Hill in a charming six-story turn-of-century architectural gem. This oversized Junior-1 has all the details to make this a special full-time home or pied-a-terre. Located just a half block from Central Park amidst Museum Mile, 9 East 97th Street offers a touch of the past in an enviable location.
Hortense Court, so reads the engraved name above the entrance, is a six-story Italianate apartment building with an elaborate two-story limestone rusticated base and bay windows extending up the elevation. Built in 1896, the building was converted to co-operative ownership in 1986. There are just 24 apartments, four per floor.
Details abound in this lovely residence. The bay windows frame the living area, washing the walls with delightful southern light. Original hardwood floors, a decorative fireplace and eleven-foot ceilings round out the room’s character. French doors lead to a small bedroom. There is a separate windowed kitchen.
The current ask price on the residence is $495,000, reduced some $80,000 [13.9%] since the beginning of the year. Originally priced at $695,000 in April 2019, ownership has chopped this original ask some 29% since it was first introduced to market 10 month ago.
The co-op permits up to 80% financing and allows for co-purchasing and guarantors. Pets too are ok.