By Carter B. Horsley
This attractive 16-story apartment
building at 239 Central Park West was erected in 1926 and was
designed by Sugarman & Berger, and Henry S. Lion.
Sugarman & Berger also
designed One Fifth Avenue, 45 Fifth Avenue, 340 Riverside Drive,
685 West End Avenue, 25 East 86th Street and the White House apartments
on the northwest corner of 86th Street at 261-267 Central Park
The beige-brick building, which
is also known as 2-8 West 84th Street, has 15 floors and 75 cooperative
apartments, some of which are duplexes.
The building has wood-burning
fireplaces, formal dining rooms, a doorman, basement storage
and four bandcourses. It has no sidewalk landscaping, no garage
and permits protruding air-conditioners.
There is good cross-town bus
service at 86th Street where there is also a subway station.
In 2005, Jeff Zucker, NBC chief,
sold a 16-room duplex on the 11th and 12th floors to Marti Meyerson
and her husband Jamie Hooper for $15.7 million. Ms. Meyerson
is the daughter of Morton Meyerson, former chairman of Perot Systems.