Architect Emery Roth was considered the master of apartment design back in his day. In the early 1900s, he masterminded an impressive number of buildings with sprawling floor plans and luxurious finishes. (That was a time when the rich still needed to be convinced to live in apartments, rather than mansions.) He finished the Whitby, at 325 West 45th Street in Midtown West, in 1923. Since then the building has been broken down into mostly small studio, one- and two-bedroom co-ops.
This is a one-bedroom in the building that still has some pre-war details, although it’s lacking the gracious floor plan that made Roth so famous. Still, it’s a central location at a decent asking price, $489,000. And the apartment is pretty darn cute.