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444 Central Park West

At The Northwest corner of East 104th street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1929
    Converted Year 1976
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Total Apartments 123
    Total Floors 19
    Doorman FT Doorman
$1,438
Avg. Price / ft2
$1,322
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

26
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 26 / 44

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29
Out of 36

Location Rating: 29 / 36

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16
Out of 39

Features Rating: 16 / 39

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9
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80

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
  • #40 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #20 Rated co-op - Central Park West
 

Description

This handsome 19-story red-brick apartment building at 444 Central Park West, was erected on the northwest corner of 104th Street in 1929.

It has 123 apartments and was converted by Curtis Katz to a cooperative in 1976.

It was designed by Boak & Paris whose other buildings include 5, 22, 100 and 315 Riverside Drive, 5 West 86th Street, 336 West End Avenue, 45 Christopher Street, and the Brevoort East Apartments.

A July 15, 2001 article in The New York Times by Christopher Gray was devoted to Boak & Paris. It said that Russell M. Boak and his partner Hyman F. Parisworked both worked as draftsmen in the office of Emery Roth and that's how they ended up founding their own firm in 1927.

"Their early work included the apartment house at the northeast corner of 106th Street and Broadway. In the 1930's, though, their work became more inventive. They gave 315 Riverside Drive (designed in 1930 at 104th Street) definite Art Deco overtones, including strips of half-round molded brick running up the façade and unusual window grills with stylized floral motifs. In 1932 Boak & Paris designed a pink and black terra cotta movie house on Broadway near 99th Street - now the Metro Theater, formerly the Midtown."

He continutes: "In 1933 they did their first building for Samuel Minskoff, an apartment house at 3 East 66th Street. Many elements of their later work appear there: elegant window grills of iron with brass trim; multicolored terrazzo floors of geometric style; varicolored marble lobby fireplaces; dropped living rooms; neo-Classical details reworked in modern style; sophisticated molded plaster ceiling decoration; and elaborate iron and brass entry doors, also in modern style."

Unfortunately, Boak and Paris split up in 1942. Gray notes that Boak entered into a new partnernship with Thomas O. Raad in 1944, two years after his original partner retired. Gray notes that the new duo also contributed some inventive architecture to the city, specifically the "angular sawtooth-plan apartment buildings at 430 and 440 East 56th Street, designed for the Doelger family in the 1950s."

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Elevator
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Available Apts
$1.5M - $3.3M
Price Range
$1,438
Avg. Price / ft2
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This handsome 19-story red-brick apartment building at 444 Central Park West, was erected on the northwest corner of 104th Street in 1929.
It has 123 apartments and was converted by Curtis Katz to a cooperative in 1976." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Art Deco ornamentation with pelicans
  • Close to Subway
  • Some arched windows
  • Handsome pre-war building
  • Overlooks Central Park
  • Some terraces
  • Doorman
Cons
  • No garage
  • Inconsistent fenestration
  • Protruding air-conditioners
  • No roof deck
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Subways

  1. C
  2. B
at Central Park West 0.07 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway and 104th 0.41 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,578,293
Avg. Price
Based on 3 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$699.9K - $3.3M
Price Range
$1,269
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 318 Available for Sale
  • $2,399 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,079,267 Avg. Price
  • $1,997,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 15 Central Park West Apt 28D | $26,900,000
    Price / ft2 $8,470
  2. Least Expensive 25 West 64th Street Apt 2F | $295,000
Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 434 Total Sales
  • $1,756 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,696,015 Avg. Price
  • $1,377,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 15 Central Park West Apt 1617B | $50,000,000
    Price / ft2 $9,230
  2. Least Expensive 46 West 71st Street Apt 2A | $212,000

Alternate Addresses

  • 1-3 West 104th Street
  • 441 Central Park West

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