Architecture in New York’s Upper West Side has a certain feel to it. The buildings lining the streets today feel like classic relics of New York’s yesteryear—ornately chiseled facades, stone towers with opulent fixtures in the windows of New York’s wealth and glamour. For One Central Park West, a remodel to this home meant finding the personal feel of those northern builds, with the modern luxuries of southern midtown.
Parisian architect Nathan Litera designed the new space on the buildings 42nd floor, recently listed by Brown Harris Stevens. Held under 10’4” a ceiling, the newly designed apartment features a chef’s kitchen, Black Nero Marquina fireplace, wet bar, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Central Park South skyline. The home features high-end Gaggenau appliances and Calacatta Oro marble countertops that compliment the lacquered cabinets and furnishings of the rest of the space. The private “wing” of the apartment—which tells you a lot about the level of style here that its broken down into wings—features a huge master bedroom with walk in closets and en-suite marble covered bathroom. That overlooks Columbus Circle. The space also enjoys the amenities of pool and spa from the hotel next door, as well as hotel level amenities like 24-hour room service available from the Jean Georges restaurant nearby. The three bed, four and a half bath post-war apartment steps away from everything the Upper West Side knows best to the north, yet feels more personal and home-like than Midtown’s colder nature. The home also features a library, roof garden, health club, and some of the best neighbors in the city.
If all this wasn’t enough to entice potential residents, the space is also directly across from the park—perfect for any morning jogger or a spot to walk the dog at night to the clip-clop of horse drawn carriages. For those looking for a balance in the New York of yesterday and tomorrow, this is the perfect spot.