Preserved Dakota apartment hits the market for the first time in 50 years, asking $12.5M

Posted On Thu, November 9, 2017 By

Posted On Thu, November 9, 2017 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side 

For the first time in 50 years, an eight-room apartment in the Dakota, quite possibly the city’s most iconic apartment building, is for sale with an asking price of $12.5 million. Built in 1884, the fortress-looking building at 1 West 72nd Street on the Upper West Side has been home to many celebrities over the years, including Judy Garland, Roberta Flack, Yoko Ono, and many more A-listers. As Curbed learned, four of the rooms in the available unit directly face Central Park and boast wood-burning fireplaces and original mahogany pocket doors.

The French mahogany door-entrance leads into a foyer with a pristinely preserved library nearby. Like many of the apartments in the Dakota, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath unit features huge windows and nearly 14-foot-tall ceilings. The rooms with expansive Central Park views all have original plaster and mahogany moldings.

The living room and spacious dining room overlook the interior courtyard of the building. The apartment also includes an eat-in kitchen and a maid’s room with its own half-bath.

All three of the bedrooms have park views, and the master suite features a large separate dressing area with a bathroom.

Designed by Henry J. Hardenberg, the mastermind behind the Plaza Hotel, the Dakota features original 19th-century details found in every apartment, making it one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. The co-op’s spacious residences and prime Central Park location always attracts a star-studded crowd.

[Listing: 1 West 72nd Street #32 by Sharon Walker Flynn for Stribling]

[Via Curbed]


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Neighborhoods : Upper West Side

  • M. F. Sibley

    My husband’s great-grandfather, Arthur Jay Stever, an architect, was a partner with Charles Romeyn. Together, they designed the Dakotas Stables that stood at the southerly blockfront of 75th between Amsterdam and Broadway. It was built under the approval of Edward Clark’s (the owner of the Dakota Apts.) son, Alfred Corning Clark. The above apartment is beautiful, but I wish they had left the woodwork the original stained color instead of going with white, but as the owners, it was their personal choice.



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