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Top 10 Luxury Pre-War Apartment Buildings in New York City

This list of pre-war NYC apartment buildings is the the la creme de la creme of luxury living. If you can manage a home in one of the opulent structures, what you'll get is very solid and quiet construction, crisp and prompt service, impeccable location, intriguing fellow residents, and an architectural masterpiece. All-in-all, a delectable, irresistible, urban stew.

 

#1 - 998 Fifth Avenue

Co-op in Carnegie Hill

The city's first major luxury apartment building on Fifth Avenue to look suitable for Italian Renaissance princes and princesses, this building has full-floor museums for its live-in connoisseurs.


Price Range
$27M
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#2 - River House, 435 East 52nd Street

Co-op in Beekman/Sutton Place

One senses that "Dancing in the Dark" is played more often than the Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing" in this Art Deco-style emporium of very plush decorum overlooking the East River.


Price Range
$3M - $15.8M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,822
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#3 - 834 Fifth Avenue

Co-op in Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

Once inside the entrance, the lobby is darkly enchanting as befits the enchanted lives of its few residents.


#4 - 960 Fifth Avenue

Co-op in Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

They may not holler "Let 'em eat cake" at pedestrians because they've got their own very handsome and elegant sidestreet residents' restaurant.


Price Range
$2M - $12.9M
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#5 - 820 Fifth Avenue

Co-op in Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

This very handsome limestone apartment building has very, very attractive sidewalk landscaping, so keep off.


Price Range
$50M
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#6 - The San Remo, 145 Central Park West

Co-op in Central Park West

If you see vestal virgins they're probably wafting up to the tempiettos atop this building's beautiful twin towers.


Price Range
$3M - $50M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,381
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#7 - The Beresford, 211 Central Park West

Co-op in Central Park West

The bright lights atop the three towers of this palatial apartment building are the equal of major fireworks displays across the street above Central Park.


Price Range
$3.6M - $24M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,969
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#8 - The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

Co-op in Central Park West

Memories are made of this guard-house, dragon-moated pile of beige and brown bricks and somebody's baby.


Price Range
$1.2M - $25M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,876
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#9 - 740 Park Avenue

Co-op in Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

Most visitors here wear black-tie rather than pin-striped, gray flannel suits that would better blend into the gray polished granite entrance columns just because proper parties here are more formal.


Price Range
$27.5M - $32.5M
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#10 - 720 Park Avenue

Co-op in Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

If 740 Park Avenue grabs a lot of headlines, you can always cut in for "The Last Dance" at 720 Park Avenue....


Price Range
$17M - $23M
Apts Available
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