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250-West-81st-Street-1 All images of Two Fifty West 81st via Alchemy Properties
Just over two years after work began on Two Fifty West 81st, developer Alchemy Properties announced that construction of the new condominium is complete. The design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, which is best known for its creation of one of New York's most prestigious condos at 15 Central Park West, was inspired by prewar buildings in the surrounding area. Indeed, its classic silhouette, limestone, and grey brick articulated frieze pay a respectful tribute. The towering height, setbacks, and decorative window openings set it apart.
All residents of this boutique building have access to more than 6,000 square feet of residential amenities of the caliber seen in larger developments. Most notably, a music room and recording studio comes equipped with state-of-the-art technology and instruments, a sound booth, and a designated space to arrange, compose, and mix. Those who are more athletically inclined have their choice of a fitness center, multi-purpose sports court, and golf simulator. A library lounge offers both a carefully curated selection of books and access to a terrace. Younger residents are not forgotten with a jungle-themed playroom that can’t help but inspire a child’s imagination. The crowning glory is rooftop sky terrace looks out on views of the Midtown skyline and the Hudson River.
 
 
 
 
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Between its architectural pedigree, luxe apartments and amenities, and prime Upper West Side location, it is no surprise that sales of the 31 residences got off to a robust start. As of this writing, only two units remain on the market. A two-bedroom home is priced at $3.875 million, and a three-bedroom on the floor above is listed for $5.15 million. Closings on the sold units are coming in at an average price of $3,338 per square foot, or more than double the local average (per CityRealty data).

Two Fifty West 81st rose in a part of the Upper West Side that has seen a wave of new development in recent years. A few blocks away, the two availabilities at 207W79 start at $4.495 million. The Chamberlain was under construction at roughly the same time, and its small handful of remaining listings begin at $3.225 million. And while The Apthorp is a New York City landmark dating back to the early twentieth century, its interiors have been rebuilt to modern standards.
250-West-81st-Street-5 Views from the sky terrace

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