Inside a new luxury Upper West Side condo located on a hidden cul-de-sac
Model residence at 350 West 71st Street; photos courtesy of MW Studio/ Nina Poon
The condo building at 350 West 71st Street manages to maintain its historic allure while providing residents all of the perks of modern living. Designed by DXA Studio, the seven-story development on the Upper West Side measures just 75,000 square feet, but still packs in an impressive amenity package, including a library, fitness center, playroom, and large landscaped rooftop with grill and lounge areas. The boutique building sits within the West 71st Historic District, designated 30 years ago for its uniqueness as a tree-lined cul-de-sac and the distinct Beaux-Arts architecture found across the properties.
Exterior rendering courtesy of Redundant Pixel/ Alan Hill Design
Led by DNA Development, the project at 350 West 71st Street involved combining two properties on the landmarked block, one a former single-room occupancy hotel, into condos. When the building operated as an SRO before the conversion, each room measured only about 280 square feet, as YIMBY previously reported.
Now home to just 38 apartments, the size of each space has increased dramatically, with most units measuring over 1,000 square feet and up to 2,550 square feet. As part of its restoration, the building’s limestone and brick facades were preserved.
The spacious homes boast white oak floors, wood windows from Pella Architect Series, wood doors, and zoned climate control. Custom cabinetry with white oak finishes, stone slab countertops, and Miele appliances, including a wine fridge and dishwasher, can all be found in the spacious kitchen.
Amenities include a full-time doorman and super, a cozy wood-paneled library, fitness center with Peloton cycling equipment and cardio machines, children’s play area, bike storage, and a landscaped rooftop terrace, ready for entertaining and private al fresco dining.
The location of the building is an amenity on its own. In addition to being located within a historic district, 350 West 71st Street is steps from the waterfront Riverside Park as well as everything that makes the Upper West Side so sought-after, including cultural destinations like Lincoln Center and the American Museum of Natural History.
“Due to its secluded location on a non-through street and the limited number of changes which have been made to the exteriors of the buildings within the district, the West 71st Street Historic District has a sense of place which is unique and sets it apart from the surrounding areas of the city,” the Landmarks Preservation Commission wrote in its 1989 designation report for the block.
Current availabilities at the building range from a two-bedroom, two-bath asking $1.745 million to a three-bedroom, three and a half bath penthouse, which includes over 2,500 square feet of private rooftop space, on the market for $5.85 million.
Interior photos courtesy of MW Studio/ Nina Poon; exterior rendering courtesy of Redundant Pixel/ Alan Hill Design