By Carter B. Horsley
This large and handsome
apartment house was erected in 1929 and converted to a cooperative
It was designed by
Sugarman & Berger, who also designed One Fifth Avenue, The New
Yorker Hotel, the Master Apartments on Riverside Drive and 25 East 86th
The 15-story building, which
has 86 apartments, has a three-story, rusticated limestone base
and, in keeping with its name, a white-brick facade. The lower
half of the first story is faced with granite and the building
has some topiary landscaping along its Central Park West frontage.
The building, which has protruding air-conditioners and a cornice,
also has very attractive wrought-iron doors along the sidestreet,
some ornamental balconies and an attractive lobby.
There is excellent cross-town
bus service at the 86th Street corner as well as a subway station.
The building, which has
a concierge and doorman, overlooks the southern end of the Central
Park reservoir and is close to the great lawn in the park. There
are many attractive sidewalk cafes nearby on Columbus Avenue at
The building has a handsome,
tall enclosed watertank, as shown in the above picture. The building
has excellent park views and a few ornamental balconies. It has
an attractive lobby but no health club and no roof deck.