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Top 10 Art Deco Apartment Buildings

Art Deco style encapsulates many different elements.  It takes cues from aerodynamics and machinery, bold patterning, sinuous curves and shiny metals.  It is just plain sexy.  It also has a Busby Berkley, hat-check-girl elegance and cheeriness.  These Top 10 Art Deco New York City apartment buildings just dance in the dark, with a wriggle here and a high-kick there, doing the skyscraper swoon.

 

#1 - River House, 435 East 52nd Street

With its gated, driveway entrance, lobby coat rooms, huge apartments, and distinctive top, River House was the epitome of stylish swank, the place for high ceilings and high jinks.


  • Eight apartments currently for sale from $3,750,000 to $18,500,000

#2 - The Ardsley, 320 Central Park West

One of the city's important Art Deco-style residential buildings, the Ardsley, designed by Emery Roth, has bold facade patterning with black brick and cast stone and the base of the building is embellished with pink-tinted door surrounds with voluptuously curving geometric patterns.


  • Two apartments currently for sale from $875,000 to $1,650,000

#3 - The Majestic, 115 Central Park West

The Depression forced developer Irwin Chanin to scale back his ambitious plans for this site but he still managed to create a striking Art Deco-style, twin-towered apartment building that was referred to by some as Zigzag Moderne with cantilevered terraces.


  • Six apartments currently for sale from $2,695,000 to $19,500,000

#4 - The Eldorado, 300 Central Park West

This twin-towered apartment complex designed by Emery Roth has a Modernist articulation that showed that Classical compositional principles could  meet the expressiveness of a new building type.


  • Three apartments currently for sale from $3,350,000 to $10,550,000

#5 - The Century, 25 Central Park West

While the twin-towered massing is similar to the Majestic, the Century differs in its vertical emphasis on sets of bay windows and its marvelous rounded geometric elements on the west sides of the tops of the towers.


  • Fourteen apartments currently for sale from $1,200,000 to $8,000,000

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#6 - 1 Fifth Avenue

Designed by Helmle & Corbett in 1927, this building's strong verticality made the setback tower quite monolithic and one of the city's first Art Deco-style buildings.


  • Six apartments currently for sale from $995,000 to $10,995,000

#7 - Master, 310 Riverside Drive

This building's design by Harvey Wiley Corbett had chamfered corners that established a sprightly syncopation, augmented by its original facade coloration that shifted from purple at its base to a pale yellow top.


  • Four apartments currently for sale from $325,000 to $850,000

#8 - 55 Central Park West

Designed by Schwartz & Gross, this superb Art Deco-style residential building had a subtle shading of bricks from dark at the base to light at the top.


  • Three apartments currently for sale from $1,595,000 to $3,295,000

#9 - 875 Fifth Avenue

Completed in 1941, this buildiing was designed by Emery Roth with glass-brick rounded corners on the watertank enclosures and rounded bay windows above the first setback on the avenue.


  • Five apartments currently for sale from $980,000 to $4,795,000

#10 - The Beaux Arts, 307 East 44th Street

This and its twin, 18-story apartment house across the street were erected in 1929 and both are horizontally banded in white, red and black brick reflecting the Art Moderne style then in vogue in Europe.



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