The legendary Crown Jewel of the Upper West Side, The Apthorp, is being reincarnated as condominium residences. Marketed by Prudential Douglas Elliman, and newly managed by Broadwall Management of Apthorp, LLC, a division of The Feil Organization, the iconic building was erected in 1908 by William Waldorf Astor and brought to life by his architects Clinton & Russell. Stretching from West End Avenue to Broadway and 78th to 79th Streets, The Apthorp is a timeless part of Manhattan’s landscape.
The ‘Apthorpian’ experience begins as soon as you enter the intricate wrought iron gates, walk under the spectacular archway and into the unforgettable 12,000-square-foot interior garden courtyard. Tucked away behind two vaulted entrances and complete with marble fountains and lush landscaping, it truly is a rare oasis escape within bustling New York City.
Step inside and find that The Apthorp also boasts one-of-a-kind residences, each featuring a marvelous design, layout and décor all its own. One to five bedroom homes range from 1,500 to 6,000 square feet, with 11-12 foot ceilings, grand entertaining spaces and windows up to 8 feet tall. Karen Mansour, Director of Sales and Marketing for Prudential Douglas Elliman refers to these residences as homes, not apartments. “Apartments are cookie cutter. Apthorp residences are all unique – what you would expect from a home. Everything you see inside, from the hand-carved mantels to the signature stone mosaic tile floors, was custom-made for that specific residence. No expense was spared in the design of this magnificent building.”
Fernando Papale and Ingrid Birkhofer of BP Architects are employing an artful approach to restore, redesign and, ultimately, reintroduce this architectural wonder. Areas that cannot be restored to their original condition will be replicated exactly. Homes in the landmarked property are also being modernized to suit 21st Century standards. “Our mission is to maintain the historic integrity and feeling of old-world charm of the homes while at the same time fully updating them to accommodate a modern lifestyle,” says Birkhofer. For example, kitchens, closets and bathrooms are being enlarged to accommodate the modern tastes of today’s buyer. New residences will come equipped with central air conditioning, Miele washers and dryers, state-of-the art kitchens and bathrooms with beautiful natural stone finishes. Kitchens will be outfitted with Wolf convection ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerators, and Miele dishwashers, as well as wine coolers and coffee/cappuccino makers. All of these modern amenities are being seamlessly integrated into the fully restored interior décor of the homes.
Improvements to the common areas include restoration work being done on the public foyers, lobbies and elevators. Outside, the courtyard garden is being rejuvenated with lush landscaping while its signature cobblestones, fountains and benches are also being restored. Finally, a new gate house will be added on the West End Avenue side of the building, which will allow tenants and visitors to enter and exit on both Broadway and West End Avenues.
Amenities will include a spa with sauna, massage rooms and a gym. Residents will also enjoy a larger conference room, children’s playroom and storage facilities. Staff will include a gatekeeper, 24-hour doorman, concierge, elevator attendants and valet service at the garage.
The first 32 condominium residences are currently being offered at attractive introductory prices from $2 to $15 million. During this first offering, there is a rare opportunity to purchase apartments ‘as-is’ or softly renovated. For more information please call (212) 799-2211 or visit www.TheApthorp.com