Breathtaking Views-Terraced Duplex @ 211 CPW
Home to one of Manhattan’s best terraces facing Central Park, this five bedroom terraced duplex at the Beresford is being offered for the first time in nearly 60 years. Absolutely spectacular panoramic views of the Park, Central Park South and the City skyline coupled with East and West light place this dazzling pre-war classic in the “best in class” and “once-in-a-lifetime” categories.
19E retains the elegance of the original layout as designed by legendary architect Emery Roth. The entry gallery leads to the library with full bath and ~18’x29’ living room with wood-burning fireplace. From both of these rooms, french doors open to the ~600 SF terrace, offering one of the greatest views in Manhattan. Also located off the gallery is a large formal dining room; this is adjacent to a butler’s pantry, west-facing kitchen, and breakfast room, which can be combined to create an enormous eat-in-kitchen with two west-facing windows providing beautiful light and Hudson River and beyond views. A back stair provides a secondary and convenient access to the 20th floor.
Upstairs, accessed via an elegant staircase off the main floor entry gallery, are three huge en suite bedrooms. The master has two walk-in-closets plus a dressing room next to the bathroom; the adjacent bedroom also has two walk-in-closets, one a cedar. Both of these bedrooms are park-facing with three large windows. In addition, there is a large third bedroom and two smaller bedrooms, for a total of five bedrooms, and four full baths. An additional (fifth) full bath can be added (subject to coop board approval of course). Additional complements include a laundry room and many spacious closets.
No surprise that this extraordinary abode inspired the talent of Adolph Green, multiple Tony-Award winning lyricist/book writer, and writer of the iconic film Singin' In The Rain and Tony-Award winning actor Phyllis Newman; this was the “go to” spot where then next-door neighbors Issac Stern on one side, Glenn Close on the other, and friends Leonard Bernstein, Lauren Bacall, Betty Comden, Hal Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Mike Nichols, Sidney Lumet, and so many other luminaries of the day gathered for parties and bonhomie.
The Beresford, one of the premier addresses on Central Park West and indeed throughout Manhattan, offers 24/7 doormen, attended elevators, state-of-the-art fitness center, on-site management and live-in resident manager. Extremely low maintenance. Pet friendly. 2% flip tax.
This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to create a 21st century masterpiece.