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The White House, 262 Central Park West: Review and Ratings

between West 86th Street & West 87th Street View Full Building Profile

Carter Horsley
Review of 262 Central Park West by Carter Horsley

This large and handsome apartment house at 262 Central Park West between 86th and 87th streets was erected in 1929 and converted to a cooperative in 1960.

The 15-story building, which is also known as 1 East 86th Street and 2-4 East 87th Street, has 86 apartments and was designed by Sugarman & Berger for Sisbrothers Inc., of which Norbert Natanson was president. Sisbrothers sold it in 1950 to Whitehouse Realty Associates, headed by Walter Hirshon.

The building has excellent public transportation.

Bottom Line

A large and stately white apartment building overlooking Central Park with six elevator banks with only two apartments per floor and excellent public transportation.


This large and impressive apartment building has very handsome, cast-iron decorative doors and a good looking watertank enclosure on the roof. It has a three-story limestone base beneath a white-brick façade with quoins.

It has a few decorative balconies and a handsome bandcourse and some protruding air-conditioners.


This building has a full-time doorman, a concierge, sidewalk landscaping, a children’s playroom, storage, a fitness center and a basketball court.


Apartment 13E is a four-bedroom unit with a 13-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 23-foot-long living room adjacent to a 19-foot-long dining room that is adjacent to a 19-foot-wide, windowed pass-through kitchen and a 15-foot-long, windowed home office.

Apartment 10A is a three-bedroom unit with a 9-foot-wide entry foyer that leads to a 28-foot-long living room with a 7-foot-long wet bar, an 18-foot-long dining room, an 18-foot-wide gallery and a 23-foot-long den. Adjacant is a 20-foot-wide, enclosed kitchen with an island and a 12-foot-long staff room.

Apartment 8F is a three-bedroom unit with a 16-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 24-foot-long living room with a fireplace and a 22-foot-long dining room, a 16-foot-long, windowed home office and a 16-foot-long, windowed kitchen.

Apartment 7D is a two-bedroom unit with a 16-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 25-foot-long living room and a 20-foot-long dining room, a 13-foot-long kitchen and an 11-foot-long maid’s room.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 27 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 33 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 16 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #16 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #10 Rated co-op - Central Park West
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One Manhattan Square
between Pike Slip & Rutgers Slip
Lower East Side
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