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830 Park Avenue in Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.: Review and Ratings | CityRealty

Carter Horsley
Review by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of

This handsome, 12-story building at 830 Park Avenue on the southwest corner at 76th Street was erected in 1912 and converted to a co-operative in 1953.

It has 78 apartments.

It was designed in neo-Georgian style by George and Edward Blum, who also designed 555, 791, 840, 940 and 1075 Park Avenue.

Bottom Line

The bold patterns of the window surrounds on the two wings on the avenue make this one of the most attractive pre-wars in a prime location on Park Avenue.


Many of the avenue's older apartment buildings, and hotels, were designed with deep "wells," or "courts," to provide more "light and air," but such designs often were a bit dreary. This building, however, is quite attractive because of its good detailing and the deeply recessed entrance that adds considerable grandeur.

Interestingly, it is directly across the avenue from another "light well" building at 829 Park Avenue. Although this building is closer to the fashionable restaurants, boutiques and galleries of Madison Avenue and Central Park than 829, many of its apartments have rather jarring views of the "pink" pavilion of Lenox Hill Hospital across the avenue at 77th Street. On the other hand, 830 is on the same block as the entrance to the Carlyle Hotel, one of the city's most elegant.

The building has a one-story limestone base with globular wall lamps and a bandcourse beneath the second floor window and a stringcourse between the second and third stories and the outer windows on the north and south wings have light stone window surrounds as do the easternmost windows on the side-street and six windows in the middle of the side-street façade. 

There is a balustrade bandcourse above the 10th floor and a stringcourse in the middle of the 10th floor. 

The 11th floor has very broad light stone window surrounds and a small cornice above it.  The roofline is balustrade.

The long walls of the deep light court have fire-escapes.

The building permits protruding air-conditioners.


The building has a doorman and a concierge, but no garage, no balconies and no health club. 


The penthouse has a 22-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 22-foot-long living room with a fireplace that connects to a 14-foot-long dining room next to a 14-foot-long kitchen.  The living room has two entrances to a 30-foot-wide west terrace and one entrance to the 70-foot-long north terrace that wraps around to a 38-foot-long east terrace.  The apartment also has an 11-foot-library, a gym, a studio, a 19-foot-wide library, a laundry, two bedrooms and a maid’s room.

Apartment 9/10B has a small entry foyer on the lower floor that leads to a 27-foot-long gallery with a fireplace and staircase that opens fully onto a 25-foot-living room with a fireplace and a 20-foot-long dining room with a fireplace next to a 19-foot-long windowed kitchen and a 13-foot-long breakfast room and a 9-foot-long bedroom.  The upper floor has a three bedrooms and a 15-foot-long sitting room.

Apartment 4/5C is a duplex with a 19-foot-long entrance gallery with a wood-burning fireplace and staircase and it leads to a 19-foot-long living room to the east and a 19-foot-long dining room with a curved bay window next to a 19-foot-wide kitchen that leads to a 18-foot-wide family room on the lower level and a three-bedrooms on the upper level.

Apartment 11A has a small entry foyer that leads to a 25-foot-wide gallery that leads to a 17-foot-long living room and a 15-foot-long library and a 25-foot-long master bedroom.  The apartment also has a 9-foot-long pantry and an 11-foot-wide kitchen.


A local subway station is at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue and cross-town buses run on 79th Street.

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