The Apthorp, one of the most iconic and historic buildings on the Upper West Side, was built between on what was then called "Bloomingdale Road," now known as Broadway. Designed by architects Clinton and Russell for William Waldorf Astor, the style is Italian Renaissance Revival and some say was modeled after the Pitti Palace in Florence. This stunning structure occupies the full block between Broadway and West End Avenue and between West 78th and West 79th streets. Arguably one of the most monumental and magnificent buildings in the city, The Apthorp is built around a large interior courtyard that is planted with flowers and greenery surrounding two ornate fountains. Originally meant for horse drawn carriages, today the courtyard is usable by residents to drive up in cars and be dropped off or to drop off luggage.
Feast your eyes on this stunning and outstanding PENTHOUSE. This recently renovated one bedroom and one bath Penthouse comes with an exceptional semi private outdoor space! Perched atop the world renowned Apthorp, this impressive home is sun-blasted with light, pre-war style and modern amenities. Designed with dark stained hard wood floors, high ceilings, arched windows and open city views, this is a MUST SEE! Daylight streams into this remarkable property from five windows! Southern exposure from your rooftop aerie, and bright northern exposure revealing tremendous light. The recently renovated kitchen sports custom ebony cabinets, stainless steel appliances and onyx counters. The windowed bath is styled in a sophisticated and superior marble with dark brown and white vanity.
This chic and stylish property can serve several excellent purposes! This is the perfect pied-a-terre, a phenomenal upgrade from a studio, a fabulous maid’s or butler’s headquarters if you already reside in the subject property and also an ideal location for Columbia University students! Further this is the precise and spot-on property for someone who needs a weekend home in New York City!
Today The Apthorp has been reimagined as a luxury condominium, while retaining all of its turn of the century grandeur and glamour. The Apthorp's 6,500 square foot amenities suite includes a private spa and fitness center, separate yoga/exercise studio, two treatment rooms with full baths, steam room, sauna, entertainment suite with bar, catering kitchen, integrated media and billiards, playroom and craft center, and individual storage rooms. There are two grand gates with doormen, one on the Broadway side and one on the West End Avenue side. Within the gates are 4 attended lobbies, in each corner of the building.
Located just steps to all transportation, the Apthorp is conveniently located by both Central Park & Riverside Park! Citarella, Zabaars, Fairway, and the popular Trader Joes are just a few lovely places within walking distance for every day needs. This much loved Upper West Side neighborhood is home to fine dining and entertainment, Riverside Boat Basin, nearby Columbus Circle with Whole Foods and luxury boutiques to name a few highlights!