Here’s a chance rent a sprawling space in the famous Ansonia on the Upper West Side for $21,000 a month. The 2,900-square-foot pad offers stunning views from east, south, and west exposures. The capacious co-op is the result of combining three units that formed their own wing of the building, representing the largest original layout ever designed by the building’s architect, Duboy of Graves and Duboy. The apartment was listed for sale in back in 2015 for $12M.
The four-bedroom apartment’s listing mentions its “French-castle-like distribution,” with 11-foot ceilings and historic details of plaster, mahogany and bronze. A vast vestibule leads to a unique circular gallery and round living room.
Adjacent are a library, music room, and a 30-foot double dining room. A triple-exposure salon/solarium overlooks Verdi Square with views over Broadway that stretch all the way downtown.
A windowed eat-in kitchen includes a wine fridge.
A double master bedroom offers the royal treatment; second, third and fourth bedrooms are also large and have an abundance of closet space.
A wrap-around balcony with a wrought-iron railing runs along the home’s three open exposures. From the current century, the apartment has been wired with integrated sound, fiber optics, wi-fi, phone, and cable. Building amenities include 32 staff members, a live-in superintendent, a 24-hour doorman, a garage, private storage bins and a gorgeous landscaped roof deck.
The Ansonia was built as a luxury hotel in 1904 by developer William Earl Dodge Stokes, an eccentric son of a copper heiress who accurately predicted that Broadway would one day be a bigger deal than Fifth Avenue. Back in the day, the hotel was no stranger to scandal. Stokes received a visit from the Department of Health when they found out he had a rooftop farm with chickens, ducks, goats, and a small bear. The building would later become home to a Turkish bath turned scandalous night club, and at one point there was even a sex shop on the ground floor. It’s also known as the place where the White Sox met to fix the 1919 World Series; Babe Ruth was once a resident, along with Igor Stravinsky, Sarah Bernhardt, and Elmer Rice.
- Own a Three-Unit Wing in the Historic Ansonia for $12M
- Cliffs Notes on New York’s Most Famous Storied Residential Buildings
- How the Historic Apartments and Hotels of the Upper West Side Came to Be
Images courtesy of Elegran Real Estate.
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side