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555-West-End-Avenue 555 West End Avenue (Renderings credit of Hayes Davidson
Just under four years after developer and architect Cary Tamarkin purchased 555 West End Avenue from the Archdiocese of New York for $50 million, a teaser site has been launched for the Catholic school-turned-luxury condominium. Jointly developed with CL Investment Group, 555 West End will be Tamarkin’s first Upper West Side project. Further down the island, the firm's Hudson River Dioramas set new standards for living on the West Village waterfront, and 456 West 19th Street was among a wave of stunning new architectural developments along the High Line.
The eight-story structure was originally built in 1908 by William A. Boring. Since then, residents and visitors have marveled at the carved stone façade elements, parapets, filigreed windows, limestone window bays, and turrets among the eye-catching details of the English collegiate and Gothic style design. More than 100 years later, Tamarkin restored these elements while adding a discreet penthouse and making modest alterations, all with approval from Landmarks.
555-West-End-Avenue-03 Rendering of Lobby (Credit: Hayes Davidson)
555-West-End-Avenue-034 Kitchen
The school’s interior spaces have provided excellent bones for the apartments. All 13 three- to five-bedroom homes will feature 12’ ceilings, oversized windows, gracious entry foyers, and eat-in kitchens with hand-crafted cabinetry. Amenities at this doorman building will include a fitness center, recreation room, storage, stroller valet, cold storage, and bike room. An offering plan listed a whopping $161.3 million sellout; to that end, listings will start at $7.9 million, well above the neighborhood median of $4.47 million for similarly sized condos (per CityRealty data).
555 West End Avenue is the latest in a long line of schools that have been converted to residential buildings in some of New York's most desirable neighborhoods.
555-West-End-Avenue-04 Construction at 555 West End Avenue in May 2018 (CityRealty)
The Glass Farmhouse, Midtown West
448-West-37th-Street-1 All images of The Glass Farmhouse via Compass
448-West-37th-Street-2 Living room
448-West-37th-Street-3 Kitchen
This former school building is a few short blocks from Hudson Yards. Apartments boast 12' ceilings, light-filled living space, and state-of-the-art appliances. Amenities include laundry room and roof deck with stunning water and city views. See further details here.
The Beekman Regent, Midtown East
351-East-51st-Street The Beekman Regent via Corcoran
351-East-51st-Street Living room (Sotheby's)
351-East-51st-Street Kitchen
The Beekman Regent was the 2002 winner of the Mercedes Benz Property Award for "Finest New Redevelopment in the World," and a look at the many setbacks over the handsome school building demonstrates how it won. Apartments feature soaring ceilings, Italian mahogany wood floors, 24-karat gold hardware, and top-of-the-line appliances. See further details here.
PS90, Harlem
220-West-148th-Street-1 All images of PS90 via CORE
220-West-148th-Street Living room
220-West-148th-Street Roof deck
Originally a public elementary school, PS90 graduated to a highly desirable doorman condominium. The school's grand proportions can be seen in the spacious rooms and large windows. Building amenities include a live-in super, fitness center, lounge, storage, and landscaped garden. See further details here.
Public School 9 Annex, Prospect Heights
279-Sterling-Place 279 Sterling Place via Compass
279-Sterling-Place Living room
279-Sterling-Place Kitchen and living area
This Romanesque Revival building is a landmark and entrant on the National Historic Registry, but the interiors have been beautifully converted to contemporary apartments. All homes feature high ceilings, oversized windows, excellent storage, and top-of-the-line appliances and finishes. See further details here.
29 King Street, Soho
29-King-Street-1 All images of 29 King Street via CORE
29-King-Street Great Room
This landmarked building has gone from a grammar school to an elevator condominium with a common roof deck and laundry room. Units offer modern appliances, LED lighting, and generous closet space, but never at the expense prewar elements like exposed brick, hardwood floors, and high ceilings. See further details here.
Inkwell, Midtown West
520-West-45th-Street All images of Inkwell via Brown Harris Stevens
520-West-45th-Street Living room
520-West-45th-Street Study
In this Beaux Arts building, elements of its previous incarnation come through in the form of chalkboards for grocery lists, cubbyholes for shoes, and rolling ladders for storage units in the attractive apartments. Additional features include high ceilings, tall windows, and, in select units, gas fireplaces. See further details here.
The School House, Lower East Side
371-Madison-Street All images of The School House via Modern Spaces
371-Madison-Street Swimming pool
371-Madison-Street Courtyard
Housed in a prewar school, these loft-like apartments are light-filled oases in the most bustling sections of the Lower East Side. Amenities include fitness center, pool, laundry room, on-site parking, bike room, screening room, and courtyard. See further details here.
The Residences at PS186, Hamilton Heights
526-West-146th-Street The Residences at PS186 via Dattner Architects
via Dattner Architects
A formerly dilapidated Neoclassical school building has been restored to its former glory. Apartments feature 14' ceilings and video intercoms. Amenities include laundry room, community room, and bike room. See further details here.
17 Monitor Street, Greenpoint
17-Monitor-Street All images of 17 Monitor Street via Watermark Capital Group
17-Monitor-Street Kitchen/dining area
17-Monitor-Street Roof deck
The St. Cecilia Catholic School has been converted to a modern "residential retreat" while honoring its prewar architecture. Amenities include fitness center and yoga studio, lounge with pool tables, and furnished rooftop. See further details here.
2269 First Avenue, East Harlem
2269-First-Avenue 2269 First Avenue via Issac | Stern Architects
At the former P.S. 185 in East Harlem, a brick and glass addition will seamlessly be incorporated into the original school, and all sections will get new casement windows. Many apartments will have private terraces, and amenities will include a fitness center, lounge, and media room. See further details here.
174 Pacific Street, Cobble Hill
174-Pacific-Street 174 Pacific Street via Brown Harris Stevens
174-Pacific-Street Living room
174-Pacific-Street Common backyard
This landmarked schoolhouse gets an A in renovations! Apartments feature dramatic ceilings, double-height windows, original floors, central air, custom closets, and new kitchens and baths. It is conveniently located near popular local dining and transportation. See further details here.
Content Specialist Michelle Mazzarella Michelle is a contributing writer and editor for real estate news in New York City
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