Symphony House – 235 West 56th Street

Symphony House is a luxury rental apartment building located in Manhattan’s Clinton neighborhood. The building is located slightly west of Carnegie Hall, hence the name, and is also just a short walk from Lincoln Center. This very large, orange-brown brick rental tower has a handsome polished red granite base and a very handsome entrance and plaza. The building’s south facade is distinguished by nine columns of attractive rounded balconies. The building has a health club and pool, garage, doorman, concierge, bicycle room, storage room, sundeck, recreation room, laundry on every floor, video security and valet service. It does not permit dogs.

Units and Pricing

There is currently just one apartment available at Symphony House, a two bedroom unit listed at $6,900/month. Previous rentals ranged in price from $2,400 for a one bedroom, one bath unit with 650 square feet to $6,450/month for a two bedroom, two bath unit. The average price per square foot at Symphony House is $59.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at Symphony House feature oak parquet hardwood floors, oversized windows, and spacious layouts. Kitchens feature dishwashers, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry while baths are done in marble and boast soaking tubs and stainless steel fixtures. All apartments have self-controlled heating and air conditioning and are wired for high-speed cable and internet. Symphony House boasts a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a fitness center, hotel service, a laundry service, valet service, video security, a bike room, laundry on every floor, a pool, rooftop deck and terrace, a sauna and more.


The area around Symphony House has been improving steadily since it was erected, and a supermarket opened nearby on 57th Street in 1998, removing one of the major problems for Midtown residents. This area has become very desirable as it is one block from Carnegie Hall, two blocks from Columbus Circle, three blocks from Central Park and close to many theme restaurants along 57th Street and not too far from the new Times Square and Theatre District. There are many new major towers in the vicinity including the Hearst Tower designed by Sir Norman Foster directly across Eighth Avenue, and the Time Warner Center, which has a Whole Foods store in its basement, on Columbus Circle. Public transportation is excellent and new construction, including a major office building directly across 56th Street, is continuing in the area.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Symphony House offers great amenities and well-finished, large apartments in a great location. When you live at Symphony House, you’ll never be late for the ballet. You’ll never miss a concert again – and you’ll live in the heart of it all, just a short walk from the world’s best shopping on Fifth Avenue, from the hustle and bustle of Times Square and from the beautiful oasis that is Central Park. When it comes to Clinton apartments, Symphony House is a great choice.