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The Beresford, 211 Central Park West, #19E

$19,500,000 | 5 beds, 4 baths

Key Details

  • Listed Jul 7, 2020
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Monthly Maintenance $9,733
    Minimum Down Payment 50%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

Breathtaking Views-Terraced Duplex @ 211 CPW Home to one of Manhattan's best terraces facing Central Park, this five bedroom terraced duplex at the Beresford is being offered for the first time in nearly 60 years. Absolutely spectacular panoramic views of the Park, Central Park South and the City skyline coupled with East and West light place this dazzling pre-war classic in the “best in class” and “once-in-a-lifetime” categories. 19E retains the elegance of the original layout as designed by legendary architect Emery Roth. The entry gallery leads to the library with full bath and ~18'x29' living room with wood-burning fireplace.

From both of these rooms, french doors open to the ~600 SF terrace, offering one of the greatest views in Manhattan. Also located off the gallery is a large formal dining room; this is adjacent to a butler's pantry, west-facing kitchen, and breakfast room, which can be combined to create an enormous eat-in-kitchen with two west-facing windows providing beautiful light and Hudson River and beyond views. A back stair provides a secondary and convenient access to the 20th floor. Upstairs, accessed via an elegant staircase off the main floor entry gallery, are three huge en suite bedrooms.

The master has two walk-in-closets plus a dressing room next to the bathroom; the adjacent bedroom also has two walk-in-closets, one a cedar. Both of these bedrooms are park-facing with three large windows. In addition, there is a large third bedroom and two smaller bedrooms, for a total of five bedrooms, and four full baths.

An additional (fifth) full bath can be added (subject to coop board approval of course). Additional complements include a laundry room and many spacious closets. No surprise that this extraordinary abode inspired the talent of Adolph Green, multiple Tony-Award winning lyricist/book writer, and writer of the iconic film Singin' In The Rain and Tony-Award winning actor Phyllis Newman; this was the “go to” spot where then next-door neighbors Issac Stern on one side, Glenn Close on the other, and friends Leonard Bernstein, Lauren Bacall, Betty Comden, Hal Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Mike Nichols, Sidney Lumet, and so many other luminaries of the day gathered for parties and bonhomie. The Beresford, one of the premier addresses on Central Park West and indeed throughout Manhattan, offers 24/7 doormen, attended elevators, state-of-the-art fitness center, on-site management and live-in resident manager. Extremely low maintenance.

Pet friendly. 2% flip tax. This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to create a 21st century masterpiece.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Terrace
  • City View
  • Park View
  • Washer/Dryer in apt.
  • Wood Burning Fireplace

Estimated Monthly Cost

About The Beresford, 211 Central Park West

97

The Beresford, 211 Central Park West has received a CityRealty Rating of 97, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

30
Out of 44
+
30
Out of 36
+
27
Out of 39
+
10
=
97
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
Present 1 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 40 blocks 2 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Stunning 5 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
11-14 Feet 3 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1929
  • 175 Apartments
  • 23 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Elevator Operator
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Courtyard
  • Laundry Room
  • Bike Room
  • Fireplaces
  • Landmarked

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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

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