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Hotel des Artistes

1 West 67th Street, between Central Park West & Columbus Avenue   |    Central Park West

Hotel des Artistes - 1 West 67th Street
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1916
  • 126 Apartments
  • 18 Floors

Hotel des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 86, based on:

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  • #12 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
$2,127 Avg. Price / Ft2
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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 1
    • 66th Street - Lincoln Center (at Broadway) (0.21 miles)
  2. 2
    • 72nd Street (at Broadway) (0.42 miles)
  3. 3
    • 72nd Street (at Broadway) (0.42 miles)
  4. B
    • 72nd Street (at Central Park West) (0.20 miles)
  5. D
    • 59th Street (at Central Park West and 60th) (0.37 miles)
  6. A
    • 59th Street (at Central Park West and 60th) (0.37 miles)
  7. C
    • 72nd Street (at Central Park West) (0.20 miles)


One of the city’s most famous and illustrious buildings, the Hotel Des Artistes is the largest "studio" building in the city and was designed as an artist’s cooperative apartment building.

The 18-story building has 115 apartments, most duplexes with double-height living rooms and balcony bedrooms. It is one of several such "studio" buildings on the block between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue designed by George Mort Pollard.

The building was developed by Walter Russell several years after a group of artists, included famed Impressionist Childe Hassam, built a "studio" building at 27 West 67th Street.

The base of the building’s façade is decorated with many figures of artists and many of the apartments have English Renaissance-style paneling, beamed ceilings and fireplaces.

Among the building’s many famous residents have been Isadora Duncan, the dancer, Noel Coward, the playwright, writer Fannie Hurst, who had a very large triplex penthouse, New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay, writer Alexander Woollcott, and Norman Rockwell, the artist. Artist Howard Chandler Christy, an early resident, painted murals for the building’s famous restaurant, Café des Artistes.

Despite its name, the building was never a hotel although its amenities were and are very impressive. The building had a communal restaurant, squash courts, a swimming pool, a theater and a ballroom as well as its own telephone switchboard. The theater and ballroom have been converted to other uses, but the...

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Features & Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1969
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator


  • Many duplexes with double-height "studio" living rooms
  • Many famous residents
  • Elevator person
  • Swimming pool
  • Squash courts
  • Convenient to Central Park and Lincoln Center and cross-town buses
  • Famous Caf¿ des Artistes restaurant on first floor
  • Many fireplaces
  • Many paneled rooms
  • Numerous sculpted figures on fa¿ade


  • No garage
  • No recreational roof
  • "Studios" do not face north, the preferred light for artists

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