Sprawling residence inside Central Park West’s historic ‘castle’ seeks $6.5M

Posted On Thu, November 7, 2019 By

Posted On Thu, November 7, 2019 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Top Stories, Upper West Side 

Listing images by Travis Mark; courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

This 120-year-old turreted brick-and-brownstone castle has a fascinating (and somewhat grim) history as the city’s first cancer hospital. Designed by Charles C. Haight in 1887 in the French Renaissance style, it later became a nursing home before it was converted to a very unique residential condominium in 2005. Units don’t often come on the market but when they do, they offer a scale that’s hard to match in the city, with 13-foot ceilings throughout, massive interior spaces, and Central Park a stone’s throw away. This three-bedroom residence at 445 Central Park West is now on the market for a relatively cool $6.445 million, considering the living room alone is larger than most NYC apartments.

445 Central Park West, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side, Charles Coolidge Haight, New York Cancer Hospital

445 Central Park West, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side, Charles Coolidge Haight, New York Cancer Hospital

The grand, circular living room alone measures over 1,100 square feet and boasts hardwood floors, oversized windows with Central Park views, and a wood-burning fireplace.

445 Central Park West, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side, Charles Coolidge Haight, New York Cancer Hospital

445 Central Park West, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side, Charles Coolidge Haight, New York Cancer Hospital

445 Central Park West, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side, Charles Coolidge Haight, New York Cancer Hospital

The formal dining room is also “sun-soaked” with floor-to-ceiling windows and a large closet for storage. Across the hallway is a windowed, eat-in kitchen with double ovens, a built-in microwave, two refrigerators, a Miele dishwasher, and a wine cooler.

445 Central Park West, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side, Charles Coolidge Haight, New York Cancer Hospital

445 Central Park West, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side, Charles Coolidge Haight, New York Cancer Hospital

The master suite is also circular and huge. It includes two large dressing rooms and a bathroom with two marble vanities, a free-standing tub, and a glass-enclosed shower.

445 Central Park West, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side, Charles Coolidge Haight, New York Cancer Hospital

There are two additional bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom. Though not pictured, the apartment has access to a courtyard, additional storage, and a laundry room. Additional amenities in the building include a 24-hour doorman and concierge service, a children’s playroom, a fitness and spa center with a swimming pool, and a common garden.

[Listing: 455 Central Park West, Apt. LM11 by Mina S. Atabi of Sotheby’s International Realty]

[At CityRealty]

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Listing images by Travis Mark; courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

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