The Apthorp, 390 West End Avenue, 2LM - Upper West Side, New York



The Apthorp, 390 West End Avenue, 2LM - Upper West Side, New York


An incredible recent renovation brings this majestic residence back to its original grandeur. Comprising six bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths, with nearly 12 foot ceilings, this triple mint 6,110 square foot apartment offers the modern family every modern convenience in a setting of timeless elegance. Elias Associates, a New York City Design firm, extended all their expertise and years of professional experience to create a masterpiece with painstaking detail. The renovation features bespoke architectural materials and finishes, custom interior details expertly designed and executed. There is no space left unconsidered in this palatial and vibrant home.
The scale, details and condition of this magnificent home place it above all other homes in the historic Apthorp: what the Pitti Palace is to Florence, breathtaking icon steeped in architectural history and magnificent details. One of the few buildings in the city to have been built on an entire city block, from West 78th to 79th streets, and Broadway to West End Avenue, The Apthorp was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1978. A large landscaped courtyard enables residents to drive through the porte-cochere, passed the guardhouse, and be dropped off inside the park-like privacy unlike any other residence in the city.
Enter into the spacious foyer where The Apthorp's original mosaic tile floor was lovingly restored, and be ushered into the generous parlor. Here you'll take in the old world craftsmanship of American Oak herringbone floors with hand inlaid mahogany in a custom designed pattern and a Chesney's fireplace.
Continue north through double eight foot high mahogany doors with hand hammered polished brass Hamilton Sinkler door hardware (used throughout the apartment) leading to one of the largest dining rooms on the Upper West Side. Measuring more than 33 feet in length with soaring ceilings nearly 12 feet high, this great room feels baronial. You'll be immediately impressed by the attention to detail that went into every inch of this space using the finest materials available today. An entire wall of crotch mahogany paneling is on display behind which the custom appointed bespoke cabinets receive your fine china, glassware and heirloom silverware. The back lit bar and the pair of built-in buffets feature Cristallo Oro quartz slab counters.
The gorgeous kitchen measures over twenty-five feet in length, larger than found in many suburban homes. With two sunny exposures, the scale of this kitchen will impress any chef. This professional kitchen features Christopher Peacock custom solid honey oak cabinets, Taj Mahal quartz counters, imported Marble and Onyx mosaic floors, multiple duplicate appliances including Wolf wall oven and warming drawers, side by side Sub-Zero refrigerators and freezers, two Miele dishwashers and 60-inch Viking double oven range under a stunning Hammered Brass hood vented to the exterior. Radiant heat comfortably warms the room through the mosaic floor.
An adjacent breakfast room with built in bookcases and buffet is the perfect place for informal meals and intimate gatherings. Here as well, your family has the convenience of a third Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer and a floor-to-ceiling wine refrigerator closeby.
The private wing of the secondary bedrooms has two private entries and an interior door to separate children from the chatter of entertaining in the great room. Fenestration throughout allows light to fill every bedroom room. Each generously sized bedroom offers its own ensuite bath with period details and the finest fixtures and fittings. Sugar White Marble graces the walls and radiant-heated bathroom floors. Custom bathroom vanities, Artistic Tile mosaic accent walls and medicine cabinets adorn each bath. The custom closets are outfitted with drawers in a lacquer finish.
In its own wing of the home, your enormous master suite features exacting millwork replicating 18th century furniture. Hiding behind the robins egg lacquered panelling, two beautiful custom closets frame a Chesney's Marble fireplace mantel with Pietra Serena Limestone hearth. The quiet windows overlook the famously landscaped Apthorp courtyard, evoking the romance and tranquility of a country estate, far away from the bustle of Manhattan.
Separate his and hers master baths feature a four piece spa-like design with extra-deep soaking tub, glass-enclosed shower, steam shower and custom vanity. Calacatta Vigli, Verde Laguna and Bianco Namibia Marble slab adorn his bath; Bianco Namibia Alb hers, with Waterworks custom mosaic stone floor. Kallista, Samuel Heath and Rohl fittings embellish the bathrooms. Cozy radiant heat warms the stone bathroom floors. Enjoy three spacious custom walk-in closets and a separate wet bar and fridge for midnight refreshment. An ensuite windowed nursery is the perfect place for a newborn or office.
Last but not least, the majestic library surrounds you with custom-designed and intricately handmade Fiddleback and Burl Mahogany millwork on all sides. The handsome custom wood cabinets and bookshelves provide a serene home for your work and personal books and files. A hand-carved mahogany fireplace mantle with Verde Marble ornaments a Pietra Serena hearth.
This modern home boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure. A comprehensive Crestron Home Automation System controls lighting, motorized shades, HVAC, streaming music, surveillance video and alarm. The owners spared no expense in installing throughout the apartment brand-new plumbing, electrical, structural steel, concrete slab, and hidden stereo speakers in the acoustically-constructed walls and ceilings. For fire safety and ease of access, the expansive home offers four separated means of egress to three separate elevator banks and staircases. In addition to the ample built-in storage inside the apartment, this property includes a detached private storage unit inside The Apthorp offering approximately 35 square feet of secure storage.
Building amenities include: famous one-of-a-kind landscaped courtyard; 24-hour attended entry; doorman and concierge; 6,500 sf fitness facility; children's playroom; entertainment suite with TV, billiards, bar and caterer's kitchen that can be reserved for private events; steam room and sauna; yoga/exercise studio; treatment/massage suites; common terrace; bike storage; private courtyard driveway and interior garage offering convenient access from your car into your apartment.
Located in the heart of the historic Upper West Side, you will find some of the city's best restaurants, shopping and schools at your doorstep.


This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Property Details:

  • The Apthorp, 390 West End Avenue, 2LM - Upper West Side, New York
  • Price: $15,950,000
  • Monthly Maintenance/CC: $8,083
  • Minimum Percent Down: 10%
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Condo, Doorman
  • 6 Beds | 6 Baths
  • Approximate Sq. Feet: 6,110
  • Listing ID: 3246879

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