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US $13,950,000
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Genius at Work
EMERY ROTH: THE ARCHITECT"Emery Roth dominated the age of apartment buildings." Paul Goldberger, The New York TimesArriving in New York at the age of 13, Emery Roth already spoke several languages, had graduated from high school and was an astounding draftsman. He read prodigiously and possessed an incredible work ethic. In 1893, he began two years as a draftsman for Richard Morris Hunt, the foremost architect of the day, working on prime buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition of Chicago: a celebration of Beaux-Arts architecture and American ingenuity in that all the buildings were white and sparkling at night with newly invented electric lights. The Exposition architecture relied heavily on the classics for inspiration, a portico from one Roman temple, and dome from another, but these classical architectural elements were combined into something totally new. The architects of the Exposition created an eclectic Beaux Arts Neoclassical style, of which Roth would become a principal exponent and acknowledged expert. Ultimately, he would design over 200 classically ornamented buildings.CLASSIC DESIGNS NEWLY CONCEIVEDIn 1898 - a mere 5 years after Chicago - Roth established his own firm. It was said that all of his residential plans, then and going forward, displayed an ever-increasing ability to fuse the aesthetic with the functional. For example, he refined the foyer plan, grouping the rooms of an apartment around a central foyer rather than off a long corridor. His best apartments seem effortlessly interlocked, with wasteful corridor space reduced to a minimum. From 1903 through the 1930's, Roth's greatest gift was his ability to adapt Italian renaissance and classical details to modern residential building forms which buyers found dazzling to look at and in which they also felt particularly comfortable. In a sea of spectacular work, The Beresford is acclaimed as the most spectacular, the largest by volume and deemed his crowning achievement.THE INCOMPARABLE BERESFORDDesignated a Landmark on September 15, 1987, by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.One of the last classically inspired luxury apartment buildings to be erected in New York, it is positioned on a lot almost 200 feet square, and this building can be easily recognized from across Central Park, a "massive collection of classical elements, skillfully composed" and completely distinctive. Seen from the distance, it resembles a Renaissance castle, with its three octagonal towers and elegant ornamentation. Officially completed on September 13, 1929, it was the last great apartment structure erected under the previous law of 1901 allowing far greater volume than was permitted after the size regulations of 1929, thereby facilitating the possibility of a more magnificent result. It has two monumental facades and is positioned next to two parks: the eastern facade with 200 feet overlooking Central Park, and its southern faade overlooking Theodore Roosevelt Park, with its rows of mature trees four rows deep adjacent to the American Museum of Natural History, an incomparable setting for light and green space.THE $6.6M RENOVATIONA complete list of all finishes is available upon request.This apartment is on the 14th floor, the highest level before the setback occurs which reduces the length of the interior rooms above this floor. There are five rooms that offer Central Park Views: Entrance gallery, the Living Room, Library, Master Bedroom and Master Bath. A gut renovation of the apartment was completed in May 2018 with the same devotion to detail that drove Emery Roth, restoring the past and incorporating every modern detail. Comprising 3 bedrooms and a library, with 3.5 incomparable baths, there is not a square inch that has not been artfully considered.Renovation highlights include:

CENTRAL PARK WEST, New York, New York, United States
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