At one of the Upper West Side’s most historic apartment houses, this four-bedroom spread has undergone a fresh modern revamp. The 3,069-square-foot apartment comes from the Apthorp, a condo built in 1908 for William Waldorf Astor. This apartment belongs to a designer couple, who oversaw the reno but maintained prewar details like fireplaces, moldings and wood floors. They gave the historic interiors pops of color, plus modern amenities. After selling in 2015 for $5.5 million, it’s asking $7.75 million after the flip.
The north- and south-facing apartment has quite the comfortable layout, with a spacious entry foyer with its original tiled floor, a large living room, formal dining room, and 10-foot, eight-inch ceilings throughout.
The reno didn’t touch the apartment’s classic details, like the marble fireplace mantles, wainscoting and moldings. But it was freshened up with bold artwork, distinctive lighting and unexpected colors that distinguish each room.
The kitchen got big upgrades, now boasting two refrigerators, two ovens, two dishwashers and an eat-in breakfast area facing north over Broadway and 79th Street. Some addition perks include a large wine fridge and separate, professional wine cave.
A long hallway connects the entertaining spaces to the bedrooms, on the opposite side of the apartment for added privacy. The library, living room, master suite and third bedroom all face south over the Apthorp’s fabled cobblestone courtyard with plantings and sculptures.
The master suite features an ensuite bathroom with double sinks and a separate stall shower and tub, plus a walk-in closet with built-ins throughout. All the bathrooms were upgraded with marble finishes.
This impressive apartment sits within the stunning Italian Renaissance Revival limestone, the largest apartment house Astor ever built at the time. Today the condo boasts–besides its iconic courtyard–a 24-hour doorman, private fitness center, steam room and sauna, lounge with bar, catering kitchen, playroom and terrace.
Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side