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The Livingston, 1165 Park Avenue: Review and Ratings

between East 92nd Street & East 93rd Street View Full Building Profile

Carter Horsley
Review of 1165 Park Avenue by Carter Horsley

This handsome apartment house at 1165 Park Avenue on the northeast corner at 92nd Street is in a prime Carnegie Hill location across the avenue from the very handsome Brick Presbyterian Church and just up from the large Louise Nevelson sculpture in the center of the avenue.

Erected in 1925, this 15-story building was converted to a cooperative in 1961 and has 54 apartments.

The building was developed by the Bricken Construction Company, who initially occupied the penthouse and sold the building in 1929 to Clifford C. Roberts.

The building was designed by Schwartz & Gross, whose other Park Avenue buildings include 470, 525, 885, 888, 910, 911, 930, 941, 970, 983, 1045, 1070 and 1125.

Bottom Line

An elegant pre-war building with a prime Carnegie Hill location one block north of the lovely Brick Presbyterian Church and close to numerous nice restaurants and wonderful museums.


 

Description

The red brick building has a limestone base and a canopied entrance flanked by fluted pilasters and is topped by a fanlight and an entablature and a broken segmental pediment.

According to the Carnegie Hill Architectural Guide published by Carnegie Hill Neighbors, “limestone quoins line the building extremes” and “windows on the second and third stories have splayed limestone lintels and keystones; fourth-story lintels are eared.”

“Above the third story there is a garland frieze and rows of dentils and acanthus leaves,” the guide continued, adding that “the view of the crown section is very grand indeed: double- and triple-window bays are framed with two-story terra-cotta surrounds and spandrels.”  The building also has a substantial cornice with dentils and modillions.

Amenities

The building has a 24-hour doorman, a resident manager, a children’s playroom, a gym, storage and a bicycle room.
 

Apartments

Penthouse 15/16B is a five-bedroom duplex with a 34-foot-wide atrium on the top floor that leads to a 31-foot-long living room with a fireplace adjacent, a 15-foot-wide library and a 26-foot-wide dining room with a fireplace next to a large pantry, kitchen, bedroom and laundry room.  The lower floor has a 13-foot-wide family room, four bedrooms and a very large wrap-around terrace.

Apartment 14D is a three-bedroom unit with a 23-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 15-foot-long gallery that leads to a 27-foot-wide living room with a fireplace that leads to a 22-foot-long dining room next to an 11-foot-long butler’s pantry, a 14-foot-long windowed kitchen and a 14-foot-long windowed home office.

Apartment 11D is a three-bedroom unit that has a 15-foot-long gallery that leads to a 28-foot-wide living room with a fireplace adjacent to a 22-foot-long dining room next to a 9-foot-long butler’s pantry, a 14-foot-wide kitchen and a 14-foot-long maid’s room.

Apartment 14C is a three-bedroom unit with a 22-foot-wide entrance gallery that leads to a 26-foot-long living room with a fireplace that opens onto a 21-foot-wide dining room next to a large pantry, kitchen and two maids’ rooms.

Apartment 12A is a three-bedroom unit with a 15-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 24-foot-long gallery that leads to a 30-foot-wide living room with a fireplace that opens onto a 25-foot-long dining room next to a pantry, a 19-foot-long kitchen and two maids’ rooms.

Location

The neighborhood is one of the most desirable in the city with many fine schools and cultural institutions.


 

Rating

22
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 22 / 44

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26
Out of 36

Location Rating: 26 / 36

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16
Out of 39

Features Rating: 16 / 39

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9
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73

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
 
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