If you act quickly, you can claim your very own piece of Upper West Side history as your home. For the first time in 30 years, apartment 2F at 71 West 83rd Street is available for purchase. First viewings will be held on Sunday, March 9th, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
On a lovely block that is part of the Upper West Side/Central Park Historic District, just steps from Central Park, this building holds a special place in the history of the neighborhood. It is the second rental apartment building to have ever been built in New York City–the Dakota was the first.
Built in 1884 by George W. DaCunha, the building was originally divided into 96 single room apartments. In 1981, when it went coop, it was gut-renovated and re-configured into two and three apartments per floor. The architects of the building, D and J Jardine, — brothers David and John — were born in Scotland and considered among the foremost architects of the period. The Jardines designed this building in the Romanesque Revival style using brick, stone and terracotta.
The Jardine brothers were much sought after in post Civil War New York and designed several of Andrew Carnegie’s branch libraries, the original B. Altman building at Sixth Avenue and 18th Street and the now-landmarked Wilbraham Hotel, at 30th and Fifth, originally built as bachelor flats with a communal dining room.
Priced at $1.225M, apartment 2F shares a floor with only one other apartment. Its unique layout includes two bedrooms, a study and 1 1/2 baths with a wood burning fireplace, an exposed brick wall, high ceilings and large windows that look out onto a lovely tree-lined block. Another terrific feature is the central air conditioning — an amenity that is rare in most of the city’s historic buildings.
If it’s location, location, location that you want, #71 is just a short walk from public transportation, Central Park, the Museum of Natural History and some of the West Side’s most charming restaurants – Tarallucci e Vino and Bistro Citron to name just two. And, if you want to bring Fido or any other pet with you, that’s fine, but no pieds-à-terre, please.
Victoria Vinokur of Halstead Property LLC is representing the seller of apartment 2F. She recently sold apartment 3R in the same building. Victoria says that she is particularly pleased to be representing another apartment in #71. “I love being able to work with apartments like this one – historic and so quintessentially New York,” she says.
Victoria’s years of experience, business acumen and unique brand of attention to detail are what have built her business and solid reputation in the market. A trusted real estate professional, she has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and other media outlets.