18 West 70th Street – Off Central Park West
Circa 1926 // ARCHITECT: Undetermined // BUILDER: Undetermined
A small, mid-block building, like so many built during the 1920s. This particular example has a superb location, just a short walk from Central Park and Columbus Circle.
The exterior is very simple, clad entirely of brick. The building is six rooms across, with each room having paired windows. An unusual visual feature of the facade is the pairing of the second and third floor windows into a single arched unit. This arch motif is repeated at the cornice line.
The floorplan is quite typical for a smaller interior lot building — often referred to as an “H” plan — in that it allows for two larger units at the front (in this case mirror image Classic 6s), and two smaller units at the back (a Classic 5 and a standard two bedroom). Some of the apartments have been subdivided into smaller units. The apartments, as originally conceived, are well laid out, compact, yet with nice room proportions.
WHAT A BUYER CAN EXPECT TO PAY: A Classic 6 will set you back anywhere from $2.2M to $2.5M