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239 Central Park West: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 239 Central Park West by Carter Horsley

This attractive, 16-story, Neo-Renaissanceapartment building, with Italian Gothic elements, was erected in 1926 at 239 Central Park West. It was designed by Sugarman & Berger, and Henry S. Lion.

Sugarman & Berger also designed One Fifth Avenue, 45 Fifth Avenue, 340 Riverside Drive, 685 West End Avenue, 25 East 86th Street and the White House apartments on the northwest corner of 86th Street at 261-267 Central Park West.

The beige-brick building, which is also known as 2-8 West 84th Street, has 15 floors and 75 cooperative apartments, some of which are duplexes.

The building was converted to a cooperative in 1980.

There is good cross-town bus service at 86th Street where there is also a subway station.

Bottom Line

This very attractive pre-war apartment building has a very impressive entrance surrounded with lion-heads, an elevator operator, and a good views of Central Park.

Description

The building has four bandcourses and a very elaborate, banded, arched entrance surround topped with large lion-heads.

The second and third floors have rusticated window surrounds.

Amenities

The building has an elevator operator, a doorman, a gym, bicycle storage, basement storage, a live-in superintendent, storage and a laundry, but no sidewalk landscaping, no garage and permits protruding air-conditioners.

Apartments

Apartments have wood-burning fireplaces and formal dining rooms.

In 2005, Jeff Zucker, NBC chief, sold a 16-room duplex on the 11th and 12th floors to Marti Meyerson and her husband Jamie Hooper for $15.7 million. Ms. Meyerson is the daughter of Morton Meyerson, former chairman of Perot Systems. In 2015, the apartment was offered again, this time with a total of 12 rooms. The apartment has a 16-foot-long entry foyer with a staircase that leads to a 23-foot-long corner living room next to a 24-foot-long, windowed kitchen. Next to the 19-foot-long dining room is a 26-foot-long family room, and on the lower level is a 16-foot-long, windowed office and a 21-foot-long mud room. The upper level has four bedrooms and a 13-foot-wide den.

Apartment 14C is a two-bedroom unit with a 24-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to a 21-foot-long living room, a 15-foot-wide dining room/ library and a 16-foot-long, enclosed and windowed kitchen with an island.

Another apartment on the 14th floor is a two-bedroom unit with a 18-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 26-foot-wide living room and an enclosed 16-foot-long kitchen with an island. The unit also has a 10-foot-wide den.

Apartment 3C is a two-bedroom unit with a 19-foot-long entry foyer that next to a 17-foot-wide kitchen, a 12-foot-wide maid’s rooms and a 19-foot-wide dining room and across from the 21-foot-wide living room.

Rating

23
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 23 / 44

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29
Out of 36

Location Rating: 29 / 36

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15
Out of 39

Features Rating: 15 / 39

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9
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76

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
  • #32 Rated co-op - Central Park West
 
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