75 Central Park West

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75 Central Park West, New York City, NY

75 Central Park West
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Exterior of 75 Central Park West
Building Information
Developer 75 Central Park West Corp.
Architect Rosario Candela
Number of Units 57
Number of Floors 16
Year Built 1929
Construction Method Concrete
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75 Central Park West, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R8
Title of Land Cooperative


Contents

Background

Street View of 75 Central Park West

Bordering the lush city oasis of Central Park, 75 Central Park West provides a historic twist to a modern doorman cooperative building. This residential structure was constructed in 1929 and continues to offer 57 Upper West Side residences over its 16 floors.

Said to be a "perfect example of a dream Manhattan residence," this building offers character and historic charm from street to roof-line. 75 Central Park West was designed by architect Rosario Candela, who was heavily involved in the designs of dozens of New York City projects during the 1920s and 1930s. With diverse experience ranging for striking flatiron buildings to relatively simple building designs, Candela provided a structure at Central Park West and West 67th Street that is notable for its attractive Neo-Renaissance style.

With expansive views of the city's (and perhaps country's) finest park and being within stumbling distance to its grounds, 75 Central Park West offers an ideal residential location nearby Lincoln Square, Broadway, and public transportation. With one to three bedroom residences being offered in the building, each home encompasses the meaning of luxury. The building comes complete with a full time doorman and concierge, elevator, basement storage, and central laundry.[1]

Location

With direct access to Central Park, residents of 75 Central Park West are unlikely to need to seek out other outdoor areas; but in case they would, one would be settled to know there are plenty more options. Richard Tucker Square provides a modest outdoor meeting place, as do Verdi Square and Sherman Square. The Seventieth Street Playground offers a great place for the Upper West Side children.

The building is situated within walking distance to Lincoln Square, where residents can enjoy the entertainment and theater shows provided at the many venues at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Columbus Circle is also located nearby, as are the many offerings found on Broadway. Less than three blocks away from the building is the metro subway station, providing convenient access to the surrounding neighborhoods. There are also other public transit options even closer.

Shopping is made simple at this residence with many major stores located within walking distance; The Gap, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn, Hugo Boss, Best Buy, and Apple are all situated within the nearby vicinity. There are also many fine dining restaurants in the neighborhood, and gourmet food shops such as Fairway, Zabars, Citerella and Trader Joe's are also within walking distance.[2]

Construction

Corner Base Façade
Exterior Façade of 75 Central Park West

75 Central Park West is an attractive Neo-Renaissance style building which was designed by architect Rosario Candela and completed in 1929. Large picture windows scale the building's exterior in symmetrical form, while red brick and light beige limestone envelopes the structure's façade. This prestigious pre-war building offers many historical and charming features.

The structure has an attractive three-story limestone base which offers a grand covered entrance facing Central Park West, which is topped with repeated renaissance face sculptures which are reminiscent of knights. The red brick is intermingled with the beige limestone on the third story, which helps ease into the exterior design of the all red mid-section of the building. The color scheme then features light details at the top three levels of the structure.

With many columns of narrow windows, some decorative balconies, and two zone central air conditioning, 75 Central Park West also offers symmetrical fenestration.[3]


Layout and Features

With mainly two and three bedroom residences ranging from 1,200 to 4,500 square feet, each of the homes found at 75 Central Park West are luxurious and spacious. The gracious rooms provided in the layouts each offer high, beamed ceilings and many windows for a maximized feeling of openness and - of course - to expose the expansive Central Park views beyond the building's walls.

Oak hardwood floors and decorative moldings are found throughout the spaces, while many of the living rooms offer cozy wood-burning fireplaces. Many of the residences have been modernized with updated flooring, new kitchens, and spot lighting.

Picture windows are narrow, tall, and plentiful. Corner residences feature even more window space with double-exposed windows. The fluid and wide floor plans provide well proportioned bedroom and living spaces, and the master bedrooms feature spa-like en-suite bathrooms and large closet spaces.

Many of the second bedrooms also feature their own en-suite bathrooms and many of the spaces have made use of custom built-in book shelves. Some of the floor plans also offer a maid's living quarters. Many of the large kitchens have been renovated with stone or granite counter tops, custom wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, updated lighting, new flooring, and breakfast eating bars.[4]

Floor Plans

There are 10 floor plans available for 75 Central Park West. Here is a brief overview.


Amenities

Amenities offered at 75 Central Park West include:

  • Concierge
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room
  • Storage


Bylaws

75 Central Park West Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No



  • Pets are allowed
  • Rentals are allowed with board approval
  • There are no age restrictions

Sustainability

Built with concrete, limestone, and brick, 75 Central Park West has been long-standing since its construction in 1929, It has required little maintenance during its lifetime.

Being so nearby the various daily necessities and intrigues, residents at 75 Central Park West can enjoy a vehicle-free lifestyle; by walking, cycling, or taking the nearby public transportation routes, each resident plays a role in an eco-friendly environment.

Double-pane windows are found throughout the building, which are energy-efficient, and the mere volume of windows allows for plenty of natural lighting to fill the spaces, sometimes minimizing the necessity for day-time electrical lighting.

Many of the residences feature wood-burning fireplaces, and many have also been updated with modern, energy-efficient features such as energy star appliances and low-energy light fixtures.

Trivia

47 Plaza Street, Brooklyn

47 Plaza Street West is a flatiron building by the same architect, Rosario Candela, which was constructed in 1928 in Brooklyn. This distinctive flatiron shape became one of Rosario Candela's most well-known designs, which, as a flatiron, was a popular phenomenon of the time.

Flatiron building's have an interesting history, and are generally built between 1880 to 1930 in the Beax-Arts or Renaissance Revival architectural styles. Shaped like a flat clothes iron and built on trapezoid shaped lots, flatiron buildings quickly took their name and became popular due to the 19th and early 20th century city grids. Most functional, flatiron buildings are very efficient with their use of otherwise lost space, while simultaneously providing districts with an architectural flare.

Today, most of the surviving flatiron buildings can be found on wedge-shaped lots and are typically situated in the city's business district or historical neighborhoods. The first flatiron building in the United States dates back to 1880 to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Today, popular flatiron buildings include the Gooderham Building, built in Toronto in 1892; the English-American building in Atlanta, built in 1897; and the very famous Fuller Building in Manhattan, built in 1902.

Today Manhattan's Fuller Building is a popular venue for movie performances and stands as a historical monument to its neighborhood.[5]

References

  1. Street Easy
  2. Luxury NYC
  3. NY Times
  4. Corcoran
  5. Wikipedia


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