This magnificent and impressive
apartment building is a twin with 817 on the southwest corner
at 100th Street and they share the same avenue blockfront. The
primary differences are that this building has a slightly darker
red-brick facade, the ground floors are a bit different because
of the street's slope and 801 West End Avenue has a canopied entrance
and 817 West End Avenue does not.
Both buildings have two
extraordinary, Art-Nouveau-style, roofline cartouches that resemble
peacock display of feathers.
They also have dry moats
with large railings and three-story limestone bases, the top stories
of which are rusticated. The step-up, canopied entrances are flanked
by pilasters and lanterns and lead to very handsome, step-up lobbies.
The building has a doorman, permits protruding air-conditioners
and has consistent fenestration. It has no garage.
The 12-story building was
erected in 1918 and converted to a cooperative in 1980. It has
This is a very handsome
section of West End Avenue that is convenient to public transportation
and one block from Riverside Park. Neighborhood shopping is nearby
and steadily improving as high-end retailers continue to advance