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The Beresford, 211 Central Park West

Between West 81st Street & West 82nd Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1929
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Total Apartments 175
    Total Floors 23
    Doorman FT Doorman
$1,969
Avg. Price / ft2
$105
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

30
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 30 / 44

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30
Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

+
27
Out of 39

Features Rating: 27 / 39

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10
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97

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
  • #4 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #2 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #2 Rated co-op - Central Park West
 

Description

Situated at the corner of Central Park West and 81st Street, the very distinctive Beresford overlooks the park.

Opened in 1929, the 23-story Beresford rises from a massive 40,000 square-foot corner lot and comprises three buildings within its expansive shell, each with its own ornately decorated entrance – at 1 and 7 West 81st Street, and at 211 Central Park West. It is distinguished by its three towers, an arrangement that limits the number of apartments on each floor to two or three.

The 175 apartments are large, with ceiling heights ranging from 10 feet on the lower floors to 12 feet on the upper, terraced floors. Many were designed as duplexes and most have fireplaces. The Beresford was one of the first in the city to have glass-door showers with multiple shower heads and some bedrooms are as large as 18 by 28 feet.

Amenities include an interior courtyard containing a fountain and a garden, private storage rooms, laundry rooms and a health club. It is situated in a premiere Central Park location and  also overlooks the American Museum of Natural History.

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Roof Deck
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Courtyard
  • Laundry Room
  • Fireplaces
  • Landmarked
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Apartments for Sale at 211 Central Park West (7)

7
Available Apts
$3.6M - $24M
Price Range
$1,969
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 211 Central Park West (1)

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Available Apts
$24,500
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the world's greatest residential buildings, the Beresford at 211 Central Park West  is distinguished by its three towers and its two major façades, one overlooking Central Park and the other Manhattan Square, the park that contains the American Museum of Natural History.

This 193-unit cooperative building is one of the masterpieces of architect Emery Roth, who also designed the twin-towered San Remo a few blocks south on Central Park West and the twin-towered El Dorado a few blocks north on Central Park West.  It was erected in 1929.  His firm, Emery Roth & Sons, would also design more office buildings in the city than any other firm." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • One of the city's grandest and most desirable addresses
  • Central Laundry Room
  • Roof deck
  • Elevators are shared by few apartments
  • High ceilings
  • Lavish lobbies
  • Spectacular- protected views from most apartments
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • High traffic as 81st Street is entrance to cross-town Central Park road
  • Tourists flocking to nearby American Museum of Natural History
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Subways

  1. C
  2. B
at Central Park West 0.08 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.43 miles
 
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$4.8M - $20.5M
Price Range
$2,137
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 335 Available for Sale
  • $2,601 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,301,597 Avg. Price
  • $2,350,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Time Warner Center Apt PH80 | $75,000,000
    Price / ft2 $8,824
  2. Least Expensive 17 West 108th Street Apt 89 | $150,000
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  • 78 Available for Rent
  • $103 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $13,134 Avg. Price
  • $6,575 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Time Warner Center Apt 75CE | $79,000
    Price / ft2 $209
  2. Least Expensive The Raleigh Apt 2B | $2,200

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Alternate Addresses

  • 1 West 81 Street
  • 211 Central Park West 16b/17ab
  • 7 West 81 Street

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