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The Oliver Cromwell, 12 West 72nd Street, #20B (Corcoran) The Oliver Cromwell, 12 West 72nd Street, #20B (Corcoran)
Emery Roth was the city’s greatest architect of pre-war apartment buildings.

While his contemporaries J. E. R. Carpenter and Rosario Candela offered lush layouts of their buildings on Fifth and Park Avenues making them the most desirable for the city’s upper classes for decades, their exteriors were quite understated and conservative.

The exteriors of Roth’s buildings, on the other hand, were flamboyant and adventurous.

Not only did he create romantic and very dramatic skyline structures such as the San Remo and the Beresford on Central Park West and the Ritz Tower on Park Avenue, Roth also experimented with great success with bold façade patterning such as on The Ardsley on Central Park West.

He also dabbled artfully in streamlined Art Deco-style design at the El Dorado and 601 West End Avenue and could model historical revival styles with great finesse such as at 993 Fifth Avenue, 480 Park Avenue, 10 Sheridan Square, and Southgate at 434 East 54th Street.

These buildings served as a testament to New York's emergence as the premier city of the 20th century. Utilizing innovative steel-framing methods and wrapped in romantic envelopes of Neoclassical grandeur, they celebrate the accrued wealth and talent of bringing in peoples from across the globe. Even with most approaching/eclipsing their one-hundred-year mark, they continue to set aesthetic standards for high-end multifamily design.

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35-Prospect-Park-West-02 35 Prospect Park West, #11C (Corcoran)
From the Listing: The elegant gem welcomes you into a large formal entry gallery with 2 closets, herringbone wood floors and stunning millwork. This proceeds to a gracious layout with generous sun-filled rooms for easy living and entertaining. The expansive 25'-long living room presents gorgeous wood floors, a wood-burning fireplace to cozy around and plenty of space for a large dining table. The actual formal dining room affords versatility and is currently used as a family/media room, but can also serve as comfortable dining or sleeping quarters. The bright windowed kitchen styled with black and white checkered tile flooring features ample cabinetry and counter space, stainless steel appliances for the cook including a dishwasher, a convenient stackable washer/dryer, and huge adjoining pantry with an original zinc double sink. See floor plan and full details here.

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39-Fifth-Avenue-02 39 Fifth Avenue, #5CD (Compass)
From the Listing: Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, this meticulously-renovated oversized one bedroom with 10-foot ceilings is ideal for entertaining and gracious living. The open living-dining-den space features two back-to-back working wood-burning fireplaces, numerous built-ins, leather-paneled accent walls, and seven east-facing windows which bathe the room in sunlight, and overlook the building's newly-installed garden designed by the prominent landscape architect, Mario Nievera. Brazilian chestnut hardwood floors run throughout and central A/C has been installed. This is a home that must be seen to be fully appreciated. See floor plan and full details here.


299-West-12th-Street-02 299 West 12th Street, #2CD (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: A spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom captivating condominium apartment is now available in one of the most desirable pre-war buildings in the West Village. An entry foyer leads into a large gracious living room, separate dining area and windowed kitchen. The unique layout includes winged bedrooms, with the extremely large primary bedroom featuring a decorative fireplace, an attractive sitting area, an en-suite bathroom, and a windowed walk-in closet. Ten windows facing west create light-filled spaces in this airy apartment. The beamed ceiling and hardwood floors add to the charm. Electricity is included in the common charges. See floor plan and full details here.

West Side

320-Central-Park-West-02 The Ardsley, #10F (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Beautifully renovated, this light and airy home is now available at the Ardsley. A separate foyer ushers you into this loftlike space. Grand scale rooms are signature Emery Roth, the building's renowned architect. The oversized living room with separate dining area is adorned with herringbone parquet floors and beamed ceilings. The windowed kitchen is outfitted with all high end appliances including a sub zero refrigerator, Viking range, Miele dishwasher and Aobosi wine refrigerator. Recessed lighting and custom cabinetry classically appointed appeal to all tastes. The windowed kitchen and bath both have western exposure. See floor plan and full details here.

320-Central-Park-West-03 The Ardsley, #19A (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Stunning direct Central Park views from this 19th floor corner prewar residence in the Ardsley, a New York landmark originally designed and developed by Emery Roth. A private elevator landing opens to a wide gracious gallery entry. The generously scaled 60 foot expanse living room has unobstructed views of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir offering a very special terrace and fire place. The corner primary suite has direct park views and a bright sunny double exposure. Both additional bedrooms are very well proportioned, and have ensuite full bathrooms. The windowed eat in kitchen features a Viking stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator and washer/dryer closet. Beautiful prewar details in the home include high ceilings, oversized casement windows, original wood floors and abundance of closet space throughout the apartment. See floor plan and full details here.

145-West-86th-Street-02 145 West 86th Street, #2C (Corcoran)
From the Listing: This is a rare opportunity to put your own personal stamp on this large, graciously laid out two-bedroom, one-bath in a full service prewar co-op. The entry foyer leads to a windowed kitchen and a substantial, well-proportioned living room. Two beautifully sized bedrooms with north and west exposures and a large windowed bathroom complete this home. Great bones and distinctive prewar details which include beamed ceilings, molding, original oak floors and abundant closets. See floor plan and full details here.

350-West-57th-Street-02 The Parc Vendome, #11D (Sotheby's International Realty)
From the Listing: Extremely large and unique one-bedroom home with huge north-facing casement windows that allow for fantastic natural light all day, beam ceilings, brushed steel door frames and window sills, and hardwood floors throughout. One enters a gracious entrance foyer with arched ceilings that leads to a grand, pre-war-proportioned living room with a decorative fireplace and many built-ins, including a beautifully carved wood mantelpiece. There is also a separate generously sized dining area with two attractive glass vitrines. The present owner has creatively added a cozy second bedroom separated from the living room by a partial glass wall/enclosure, which can be used as home office or removed completely. See floor plan and full details here.

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140-Riverside-Drive-02 The Normandy, #2F (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Welcome guests into this enormous home with a large foyer where they will be immediately impressed by the wonderful proportions and broad space. A loft-like living room has an enormous picture window framing Riverside Park and the Hudson River beyond. Chefs will be impressed by the recently renovated open kitchen featuring custom cabinets, farmhouse sink, Wolf stove and Sub-Zero refrigerator. A separate dining area provides ample space to host dinners for eight to ten people. Both bedrooms are equally generous, with the second bedroom having dream-like views of the blooming trees of Riverside Park and Hudson River, with its own walk-in closet. See floor plan and full details here.


601-West-End-Avenue-02 601 West End Avenue, #3A (Corcoran)
From the Listing: This beautifully renovated and sun-filled 5-room corner home offers a well-planned layout with fabulous proportions, sleek modern renovations, beautiful finishes, and pristine prewar details, all within an excellent Emory Roth designed building in a superb Upper West Side location. Three exposures and a corner formal expanse provide lovely natural light and pretty tree-lined block views. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home offers central air conditioning, spacious rooms, generous closet space and flexibility for different lifestyle needs such as plentiful work from home options. See floor plan and full details here.


201-West-89th-Street-02 Chester Court, #6CD (Compass)
From the Listing: Gorgeous renovated Emory Roth Classic 7 with the lowest maintenance available (electricity included) and features stunning prewar detail and sprawling entertaining options. A wonderful entry gallery greets you splitting the dining room and living room creating an impressive entry sequence perfect for entertaining. A separate windowed eat-in-kitchen boasts Caesarstone countertops, custom cabinetry including a large pantry, glass tile backsplash and Liebherr, Viking and Bosch appliances. 3 oversized bedrooms provide ample cabinet space with the primary including a walk-in closet and ensuite marble bath. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: This truly special residence was an original duplex as designed by Emory Roth himself and has only been enjoyed by 2 families in the long history of the landmarked building. Located on the 10th and 11th floors of one of the Upper West Side's most distinctive prewar cooperatives, this magnificent residence presents an opportunity for gracious living and entertaining with unparalleled grandeur, scale, and quintessential open Upper West Side views. Resplendent with outstanding natural light streaming through the north-facing original stained-glass doors and windows leading to the private terrace. This exceptional home features a graceful layout with beautiful herringbone floors, soaring ceilings, classic moldings, and elements of restored original finishes. See floor plan and full details here.

225-Central-Park-West-04 The Alden, #818 (Compass)

From the Listing: With a Central Park West address whose location comes with bragging rights, this heroic Alden home enjoys a prime position in its full service building. With big-sky and open city views, every one of this rambling residence's rooms enjoys bright exposures and an impressive scale. Above you are high ceilings with recessed lighting, underfoot are wood floors, and all around you is space -- bright, double-corner, stretch-out space with dramatic views day and night. The corner living room is blessed with two exposures and many large windows -- including an over-scaled picture window that theatrically showcases the room's sunshiny sky and architectural views. See floor plan and full details here.


145-Central-Park-West-02 The San Remo, #10B (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Located in the iconic San Remo, this Classic Six home has been architecturally renovated and re-designed with extraordinary attention to all details combining the very best of prewar and modern living. Beginning with a renovated semi-private elevator landing, you first enter a spacious entrance gallery with venetian plaster walls, art lighting, and original herringbone flooring. This gallery leads to the grand scaled living room complete with southern open city views, recessed lighting, antiqued mirrored paneling, venetian plastered walls, herringbone flooring and custom millwork. The heart of this home offers a glorious custom chef's double-windowed kitchen enlarged by incorporating the staff room. See floor plan and full details here.

211-Central-Park-West-01 The Beresford (Brown Harris Stevens)

211-Central-Park-West-02 The Beresford, #3K (Compass)
From the Listing: A grand-scale 7-room home located at 211 Central Park West, one of the most celebrated cooperatives on Central Park West. The residence features a classic pre-war layout, original details, and incredible proportions. Upon entering the residence you are met with a dramatic 10' by 27' reception gallery which flows graciously into a 16' by 28' grandly proportioned living room boasting a wood-burning fireplace and three large windows emphasizing the beautiful views and light to the north overlooking the historic brownstones on 82nd Street. See full details here.

Oliver Cromwell

12-West-72nd-Street-02 The Oliver Cromwell, #20B (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Surrounded with Central Park views in this meticulously designed, custom-renovated 3-bedroom home currently configured as a 2-bedroom with a media/den, the home is flooded with light and views from two private terraces. Enjoy beautiful details including 7-inch select white oak floors, beamed ceilings and gorgeous designer decor throughout. Relax in the open living area with 3 exposures to the north, east and south providing incredible natural light. A 250-gallon saltwater fish tank acts as a vibrant focal point and divider between the open dining area and a screening den featuring chic leather and wood wall panels and an eye-catching black matte chandelier. Step out onto the home's first large terrace with a generous seating area and views overlooking Central Park, Uptown and the East Side. See floor plan and full details here.


300-Central-Park-West-02 The Eldorado, #25G (Sotheby's International Realty)
From the Listing: This full-floor tower residence at the coveted El Dorado is one of the few apartments in New York City offering mesmerizing 360 degree views of the reservoir, Central Park, Guggenheim Museum, Hudson River, and the city skyline. With exposures to the north, south, east, and west, this fully renovated 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath plus home office features new casement windows, herringbone floors, and tall ceiling heights throughout. A key-locked elevator landing leads to an elegant entrance gallery that connects to an oversized corner living room with picturesque views and a wood burning fireplace. A library with three closets is connected to the living room, which can also double as an additional bedroom. See floor plan and full details here.

50-Central-Park-West-02 The Ritz-Carlton Residences, #28 (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: 50 Central Park South #28 at the Ritz Carlton residences is a full floor 6,800-square-foot ultra luxury bespoke condominium with 10 rooms - 4 bedrooms-5.5 baths designed by Thomas Pheasant, a renowned multi award-winning interior designer who has been on the top AD100 list since 2005. 102 linear feet of breathtaking protected Central Park views from 13 oversized custom glass windows. The very gracious layout has grand scaled rooms that flow off the main center gallery. The library/ media room, formal dining room and living room all have dramatic Central Park views and open seamlessly into each other via pocket doors. The apartment has two separate wings that offer tremendous privacy. See floor plan and full details here.

East Side
225-East-73rd-Street-01 Eastgate (Elegran)

225-East-73rd-Street-02 Eastgate, #9B (Coldwell Banker Warburg)
From the Listing: Apartment 9B is a spacious one-bedroom home with beautiful architectural details including beamed ceilings, moldings, original hardwood floors, and a wood-burning fireplace with elegant mantle. An arched entry with huge closet opens to a large combined living room and flexible dining area and large storage closet. There is a south-facing windowed kitchen and oversized sunny, south-facing bedroom with large, walk-in closet. The fresh, white bathroom has a newly installed shower body, newly installed lights, faucets, and a pedestal sink. Maintenance includes electric. See floor plan and full details here.


434-East-52nd-Street-02 Southgate, #8BC (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: For the first time in more than 20 years, a south and east corner 2-bedroom apartment has come up for sale in this beautifully designed Emery Roth prewar coop. An amazing 54 feet of south-facing frontage with city and sky views provides sunlight to all rooms throughout the day. This already-combined, split 2-bed/2-bath home has a separate dining room and a space for a home office. The double-wide living room with a wall of windows gets incredible light and gives you plenty of room to spread out. Electricity is Included in the maintenance. See floor plan and full details here.

129-East-82nd-Street-02 129 East 82nd Street, #2B (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Located in the heart of the Upper East Side, not a detail has been left out of this corner 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with over 1,400 square feet of living space, 9.5 foot ceilings and 11 windows with east and south city views. As you enter the residence a gracious marble floored foyer welcomes you. The well-proportioned living room and formal dining room each have ebony hardwood floors, crown moldings, as well as decorative ceiling moldings. A wood-burning fireplace is the perfect finishing touch to the living room. Also included is a large storage unit that conveys with the apartment. See floor plan and full details here.

210-East-73rd-Street-02 210 East 73rd Street, #6E (Compass)
From the Listing: This spacious 3-bed, 3-bath home mingles prewar elegance with a thoughtful renovation, offering an expansive layout on one of the Upper East Side's most notable and beautiful blocks. Enjoy three wood-burning fireplaces, a gracious entrance foyer, split bedrooms, a primary bedroom with en-suite, fireplace and two walk-in closets. This home boasts high beamed-ceilings, moldings, custom built-ins and hardwood floors throughout, combined with the modern conveniences of an office, ample closet and storage space, in-unit washer/dryer hook up, and windowed kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances like Sub-Zero and Fisher & Paykel as well as abundant countertop and pantry space. Electricity is included in the maintenance. See full details here.

435-East-57th-Street-02 435 East 57th Street, #12B (Compass)
From the Listing: This large approximately 1,400-square-foot bright south-facing 2-bedroom 2-bathroom apartment has been completely reconfigured and renovated to today's most exacting standards and addressed with the highest quality of craftsmanship and materials. Some features include central A/C, new electrical throughout, Crestron sound, lighting and window systems, marble bathrooms with heated floors and Waterworks fixtures, hand-made plaster moldings, Venetian plaster walls, custom SA Baxter hardware, LaCornue range and silk moire and hand painted wallcoverings -- no expenses were spared in the multi-year renovation of this jewel box residence. Everything you see in the photos is included in the sale, except for the art and collectibles. See floor plan and full details here.


969-Park-Avenue-01 969 Park Avenue, #8B (Sotheby's International Realty)
From the Listing: Welcome home to this exceptionally renovated, light-filled corner apartment on Park Avenue and 82nd Street with 11 over-sized windows, 6 of the windows facing Park Avenue. A gracious entry foyer which perfectly separates the public and private split bedroom wings. The grand corner living room features a wood burning fireplace with a separate dining area and a stunning open chefs kitchen. The primary south-facing bedroom suite is perched on 82nd Street and is a true sanctuary with incredible built-in closets and a beautiful windowed bathroom. See floor plan and full details here.

215-East-73rd-Street-02 215 East 73rd Street, #10AB (Compass)
From the Listing: This meticulously designed and combined four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence conveys a sophisticated ambiance, beautifully suited to its position within a full-service Lenox Hill cooperative by Emery Roth. The impeccable, expansive home features gorgeous five-inch-wide white oak hardwood floors, swaths of premium stone, Scavolini built-ins and bright windows throughout. Ceilings boast custom lighting, and all doors and closets were fashioned by Ornare. In the living room, a wood-burning fireplace featuring a stunning book-matched stone invites you to relax and unwind. See floor plan and full details here.

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480-Park-Avenue-02 480 Park Avenue, #12G (Olshan Realty)
From the Listing: Prewar 6-room with a south facing 60-foot wide terrace spanning the entire apartment. The unit has 3 bedrooms, a dining room/den and 3 full bathrooms. The rooms are large in scale including a 18 x 25' living room with a fireplace and 10-foot high ceilings. The primary bedroom suite has a dressing room. Apartment 12G offers beautifully-scaled rooms and wonderful bones but it is in need of a renovation. Amenities include a doorman, concierge, fitness center, roof deck and storage. See floor plan and full details here.

480-Park-Avenue-04 480 Park Avenue, #5C (Corcoran)
From the Listing: This apartment has been renovated to an extraordinary level and combines the proportions of the pre-war era with the functionality for today's needs. The entry foyer opens into a grand gallery which leads to an expansive south facing living room with 10-foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and beautiful coffered ceiling. On the north side of the living room is an elegantly detailed wall of built-ins which open to an elegant bar, one of four private home office spaces and an abundance of storage including built in satin wood filing cabinets. The gallery functions as an elegant dining room and can be closed from the living space and the state-of-the-art kitchen. See floor plan and full details here.

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140-East-28th-Street-02 140 East 28th Street, #PHC (Compass)
From the Listing: Perched high above the city is this bright and open, hidden penthouse with its indoor/outdoor lifestyle waiting for you. Terrace lovers searching for an elegant and sophisticated home with incredible views of New York's most iconic buildings must see this very special Emery Roth 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath prewar duplex nestled between Gramercy Park and Murray Hill. Enter the foyer and ascend the restored 1932 iron and wood elliptical staircase which transports you up to the huge great room with 14' 6" ceilings, an open gourmet kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, custom entertainment center, and a wall of glass leading onto the enormous 1,200-square-foot terrace. See floor plan and full details here.


465-Park-Avenue-02 Ritz Tower, #24W (Sotheby's International Realty)
From the Listing: Located on a high tower floor, this exceptionally appealing apartment has been beautifully designed by Bunny Williams. An entry foyer leads into the expansive, light-filled 31' living room with Venetian plaster walls, 10'2" ceilings, and five over-sized single pane windows facing south and west, equipped with automated shades. Double doors open into the adjacent south-facing library/third bedroom with lacquered walls and full bathroom. The fully equipped kitchen has custom cabinetry, marble countertops and backsplash and stainless steel appliances. There is also a separate laundry room. A private bedroom hallway leads to the serene primary suite facing west over Park Avenue, with windowed marble bathroom and ample closets. See floor plan and full details here.


880-Fifth-Avenue-02 880 Fifth Avenue, #4JK (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: This unique apartment offers a gracious layout which includes 3 large bedrooms, double living space, dining room and abundant closets. Enter this residence off the semi-private landing into the foyer where an elegant spiral stair greats you. A large walk-in closet, powder room and discreet wet bar, complete with wine refrigerator invites you to prepare your evening cocktail before continuing into the south-facing living room which overlooks the tree tops and townhomes of East 69th street and a glimpse of Central Park. Providing ultimate privacy, the second floor makes up the primary suite which includes a large bedroom, hotel-style marble bath with towel warmers and heat lamps for ultimate pampering. See floor plan and full details here.

150-East-69th-Street-02 Imperial House, #17ST (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: This sprawling, loft-like, 4 bedroom/3.5 bathroom apartment in the Imperial House, one of the Upper East Side's premier white glove coops, offers endless sunlight and sweeping city views. A gracious foyer and gallery with an elegant powder room and extensive custom closet space lead you to an enormous, sophisticated, open living space. The windowed kitchen includes top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, gorgeous dark stained wood cabinets, Calacatta gold marble counters and center island and fantastic storage space. The dining area flows into an expansive, south-facing living room/great room, den/library with two sunrooms. Oversized windows, built-ins, custom lighting, and stunning wide-plank oak floors run throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

1175-Park-Avenue-02 1175 Park Avenue, #8C (Corcoran)
From the Listing: This stunning and luxurious prewar Park Avenue nine into eight room home has been meticulously and beautifully designed by the award-winning architect Oliver Cope, with Nordic Custom Builders, flawlessly executing the construction. The highest level of finishes were used throughout with no expense spared. Every single wall in the residence was replaced and they even re-poured an entire new cement slab and placed a vapor barrier below the flooring. Each detail and system is new - including 6-inch wide plank quarter sawn white oak flooring, Pella double-hung wood windows with Vivid View " screens on them, all the electrical panels were replaced as well as all of the plumbing. See floor plan and full details here.

930-Fifth-Avenue-02 930 Fifth Avenue, #PH19C (Compass)
From the Listing: With nearly 2,400 square feet of living space you will find two bedrooms and two full baths, a top of the line kitchen, ample entertaining space and two terraces. An apartment with views and outdoor space like this is extremely coveted and not easily found, and to boot, 19C underwent a complete gut renovation and not a single detail was spared. Upon entering, you are immediately struck by the sprawling views over Central Park. In the front of the apartment you will find a gracious living room accompanied by an elegant wood burning fireplace and separate area suitable for extra seating or a desk. There is also access to the first of the two terraces looking directly over Fifth with breathtaking views in all directions. See floor plan and full details here.


From the Listing: From this penthouse you can watch the sunrise from the wide planted terrace to the east at the beginning of the day and then see it set at the end of the day at the west side of the terrace. And all day long tall glass sliding doors open for an even closer look at the endless sky and ever-changing views of the swirling currents of the East River. Located on the top two levels of a beautifully situated Emory Roth cooperative at East End Avenue and East 86th Street, the UPPER ENTERTAINING LEVEL is surrounded by a large planted terrace facing east, south, and west. See floor plan and full details here.

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