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The Orleans, 100 West 80th Street

Between Columbus Avenue & Amsterdam Avenue

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Carter Horsley
Review by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This very handsome, 1898 apartment building which is known as the Orleans at 100 West 80th Street on the southwest corner at Columbus Avenue was converted to condominiums in 2014 by David Sterling and Nora Lavori, residents in the building.

The 10-story building originally was a hotel designed by Buchman & Deisler for Isaac A. Hopper and Mark Rafalsky.  It was sold in 1938 to Frank V. Storrs and Associates, which planned to refurbish the 140 room hotel that had seven stores.  It was the first sale of the property since Dr. James Clarke acquired it about 1908 who had decorated its hotel rooms with antiques.

Subsequently, it had 43 rental apartments and the conversion has reduced the number of units to 26.

There is excellent public transportation, shopping and dining in the area.

Bottom Line

This pre-war, mid-rise, red-brick-and-stone building very nicely complements the Warwick Arms apartment building directly across 80th Street to create on the city’s rare “gateways” to residential side-streets and the two buildings also are very elegant neighbors to the American Museum of Natural History directly across Columbus Avenue.

Description

The building has a two-story rusticated limestone base and a copper roof.

There are arched windows on the second floor.

Amenities

The building has a 24-hour doorman and a resident superintendent.  The building has a canopied entrance, a large lobby and a laundry.  Pets and welcome and the building is very close to the Margaret Mead Green dog run.

Apartments

Many apartments have very dramatic vistas over the museum and Central Park to the Fifth Avenue skyline.

Many of the apartments have decorative fireplaces and GE kitchens with dishwashers and prep islands.

Apartment 7B is a five-bedroom unit with an entrance foyer that leads to a 32-foot-wide great room with an open, pass-through kitchen.

Apartment 8E is a five-bedroom unit with and entrance foyer that leads to a 17-foot-long dining room with an open kitchen with an island next to a 20-foot-long, corner living room.

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