On the Upper West Side, an Emery Roth-designed co-op overlooking Central Park asks $7.4M
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On the Upper West Side, an Emery Roth-designed co-op overlooking Central Park asks $7.4M

December 22, 2021

All photos: Compass/ Michael J. Franco

A pre-war Upper West Side co-op designed by an influential architect with views of Central Park? It doesn’t get much more classic New York City living than that. A stunning eight-room duplex at 15 West 81st Street is now on the market for $7,350,000. Stretching across floors 12 and 13, the spacious apartment not only benefits from a prime address, but also pre-war features, like herringbone floors, original banister, and moldings.

Accessed via a semi-private elevator, the apartment features a long gallery that leads to the living area. Natural light shines on the space through the south-facing windows, which also frame Central Park and the Rose Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History across the street.

Pretty pre-war details like the restored herringbone floors, soaring beamed ceilings, and classic moldings add to the home’s distinctive character.

On the other end of the gallery is a formal dining room, with enough space for a large table and storage. In the next room over, there’s a butler’s pantry with a wet bar and counter space. A windowed kitchen offers plenty of space to cook and dine, with lots of marble counter space and a large center island with seating.

A separate staff room currently serves as a home office but has the flexibility to transform into whatever the new owner sees fit. It also has an en-suite powder room.

Up the staircase to the second floor, you’ll find the three bedrooms. The primary suite, which boasts Central Park and city skyline views, has several closets and a walk-in dressing room with a window. The primary bathroom features an original, restored Emery Roth bath with a deep soaking tub and separate shower.

The two additional bedrooms are located on the other end of the hallway, both of which have walk-in closets and en-suite baths.

Located in the Upper West Side-Central Park Historic District, 15 West 81st Street was designed in 1930 by Emery Roth. The architect, as part of the firm Emery Roth & Sons, was the mastermind behind many distinct buildings throughout New York City and along the west side of Central Park, including The BeresfordThe EldoradoThe San Remo, among others.

Converted into co-op apartments in the 1960s, the building has a total of 119 apartments and offers residents a full-time doorman, health club, children’s playroom, and a garage.

[Listing details: 15 West 81st Street, #1213C at CityRealty]

[At Compass by Michael J. Franco, Miriam Richards, Greg Holzmann, and Veronica Hinman]


All photos: Compass/ Michael J. Franco

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