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The Kenilworth, 151 Central Park West

At The Northwest corner of West 75th Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1908
    Converted Year 1957
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Total Apartments 36
    Total Floors 13
    Doorman FT Doorman
N/A
Avg. Price / ft2
$2,154
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

24
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 24 / 44

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30
Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

+
22
Out of 39

Features Rating: 22 / 39

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8
=
84

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
  • #22 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #14 Rated co-op - Central Park West
 

Description

This very handsome French Second Empire-style apartment building has a superb location, magnificent views of Central Park and a very grand entrance flanked by banded columns.

Designed by Townsend, Steinle and Haskell for the Lenox Realty Company, this 13-story building, which is surrounded by a dry moat, was erected in 1908 and converted to a cooperative in 1958. It has only 42 apartments.

In their delightful book, "The A.I.A. Guide to New York City, Third Edition," (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988), Elliot Willensky and Norval White describe the building as a "cubical, russet-brick wedding cake topped by a grand convex mansard roof." The authors were referring not to setbacks, which do not exist, as in most "wedding cake zoning" in the city, but to the sumptuous, seemingly extravagant "icing" of limestone detailing. "The whipped-cream efforts are executed in limestone in the interests of posterity," they remarked.

In his fine book, ""New York's Fabulous Luxury Apartments With Original Floor Plans from the Dakota, River House, Olympic Tower and Other Great Buildings," (Dover Publications, Inc., 1987)," Andrew Alpern wrote that the Kenilworth "has three apartments on each floor, two of which are of a modified long-hall variety." "While not exceptional in their planning or appointments, these suites," he continued, "have been kept surprisingly intact, considering their age. Minor interior alterations have been wrought over the years, but the exterior of the building has hardly changed from the architect's original intentions."

The Kenilworth is one of several distinguished French Second Empire-style apartment houses on the West Side that are among the city's most wonderful residential buildings. The others include the Ansonia and the Dorilton, which are on Broadway at 73rd and 70th Streets, respectively, and the St. Urban, which is 285 Central Park West at 89th Street.

This building's location is excellent as it is three blocks north of a subway station in front of the fabled Dakota apartment building and across 75th Street from the legendary San Remo apartment building.

Carter B. Horsley

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Garden
  • Roof Deck
  • Elevator
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Apartments for Sale at 151 Central Park West (1)

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Available Apts
$3.9M - $3.9M
Price Range
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This very handsome French Second Empire-style apartment building has a superb location, magnificent views of Central Park and a very grand entrance flanked by banded columns.
Designed by Townsend, Steinle and Haskell for the Lenox Realty Company, this 13-story building, which is surrounded by a dry moat, was erected in 1908 and converted to a cooperative in 1958. It has only 42 apartments." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Distinguished architecture
  • Pre-war construction
  • Great Central Park views
  • Dry moat
  • Very dramatic entrance with banded columns
  • Close to Subway
  • Not far from several schools
  • Doorman
  • Concierge
Cons
  • No garage
  • Not close to a supermarket
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No health club
  • Step-up-lobby
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Subways

  1. B
  2. C
at Central Park West 0.22 miles
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
at Broadway 0.38 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$5,600,000
Avg. Price
Based on 1 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$2.8M - $12.5M
Price Range
$2,546
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 371 Available for Sale
  • $2,336 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,997,492 Avg. Price
  • $1,995,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 15 Central Park West Apt 34A | $29,500,000
    Price / ft2 $9,507
  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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  • 423 Total Sales
  • $1,735 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,830,007 Avg. Price
  • $1,420,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 15 Central Park West Apt 1617B | $50,000,000
    Price / ft2 $9,230
  2. Least Expensive 4 West 101st Street Apt 5 | $329,000

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