Listing of the Day
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan
Price: $10.3 million
This five-bedroom apartment is one of 13 luxury residences in a new condo conversion by Tamarkin Co. of a Beaux Arts former school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
The red brick and limestone building at 555 West End Ave. was designed by William A. Boring in the English Collegiate Gothic style and completed in 1908.
“The building has seven unique floor plans, which is unusual in a building with 13 units,” said Sotheby’s Cathy Taub.
The eight-story building “has amazingly high ceilings—anywhere from 12 to 20 feet—and gigantic windows,” she said.
It has what buyers are looking for these days, she said. They want the “feel of a pre-war classic apartment, but one that has been renovated with all new construction.”
The apartment is “completely sun-flooded,” Ms. Taub said. “It has an enormous square kitchen that faces east and it gets sun throughout the day” because there are no nearby tall buildings and West End Avenue is a double-wide boulevard. The master bedroom, a secondary bedroom and the living room also face east.One other bedroom/library faces north and two other bedrooms face west, Ms. Taub said.
The kitchen features solid white fumed oak cabinets crafted by Christopher Peacock, fluted glass cabinet fronts, Nanz hardware, honed Pietra Cardosa stone floors, polished Arabescato marble slab countertops and backsplash, a vented Wolf 48-inch range, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, wine storage, a microwave and warming drawers, two dishwashers, Lefroy Brooks faucets, a garbage disposal and a walk-in pantry.
“Rather than being in the back of the apartment,” which is where it would have been traditionally, “this kitchen is situated in the front, adjacent to the great room,” Ms. Taub said.
The 29-foot-long great room has bright, east-facing light from five large windows. Pocket doors separate the two rooms, allowing the kitchen to be closed off when entertaining.
The apartment has been furnished by designer Charlie Ferrer of FERRER. The furnishings include Italian vintage pieces, custom artwork, mid-century chandeliers and a hand-painted Art Deco-esque ceiling mural.
The master suite features 12-foot ceilings, two walk-in closets, and a five-fixture bathroom with Calacatta gold marble slabs, custom white oak vanities by Christopher Peacock, double sinks with Lefroy Brooks fixtures, radiant-heat floors, towel warmers, a steam shower, and a private Toto Neorest smart toilet.Stats
The 3,474-square-foot condo has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and one partial bathroom.
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Building amenities include a 24/7-attended lobby with refrigerated storage, a bike room and stroller valet; a gym with rowing machines, recumbent and upright bikes, treadmills and elliptical trainers, free weights, and yoga mats and blocks; and a recreation room with a wet bar, pool table, dart board, lounge chairs and large-screen TV. Every residence has its own private storage room.
Riverside Park is one block away, Ms. Taub said. “It’s the city’s most user-friendly park.”
The building “also has close proximity to any number of great public and private schools,” she said, as well as good restaurants, coffee shops and shopping.
Agents: Cathy Taub, Sotheby’s International Realty, and Alexa Lambert, Compass