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Apthorp Apatments

With it's iron gates, its monumental tunnel like entrances, and its impressive interior courtyard, the Apthorp is one of Manhattan's most dramatic and most frequently photographed apartment buildings. The Apthorp has many famous former and current residents some still in rent-regulated apartments.

The elegant full-block apartment complex built by the Astor family for the New York elite has converting its 163 apartments to condominiums. The landmark 1908 Upper West Side building has two addresses 390 West End Avenue and 2207 Broadway between west 79th and west 78th streets.

The total asking price for all apartments, including apartments of 88 tenants protected by rent-regulation laws, is approximately $1.06 billion, which makes it one of the most expensive condominium-conversion projects. The apartments are grand and well detailed, the original suites have a room-sized foyer with a mosaic tile floor and there are glass-paneled French doors throughout.

The Apthorp prices are around $3,000 a square foot, which is above the initial offering prices at 15 Central Park West when it went on the market in the fall of 2005, and below that of the Plaza condominiums on Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, which began sales a few months later. The only park views at the 12-story Apthorp are views of the interior fountains and garden.

For more information about the Apthorp Apartments or any other Manhattan building please contact me.


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Comments (6)

Brian Belcher
RE/MAX Executive - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Realtor

Hey, great post. Thanks for the information about your area.

Dec 06, 2008 10:40 AM
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Brian, Thank you and thanks for stopping by.

Dec 06, 2008 12:24 PM
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Mitchell, I'm really enjoying your blog series on historic buildings. Love the look of the gate.

Dec 06, 2008 01:14 PM
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hi Lizette, Thanks, I enjoy writing about historic builings, I love the architecture.

Dec 06, 2008 04:10 PM
Mike D
Henderson, NV

Thanks for the great information, Mitchell.  What a great opportunity in a premium location.  If memory serves, that is not too far from Lincoln Center, right?  It's been a while since I've been to NYC.

Dec 08, 2008 06:08 AM
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hi Mike, You're welcome. Your memory serves you well, it is about 10 blocks north of Lincoln Center.

Dec 08, 2008 09:30 AM