Make your mark on an icon from this residence on Central Park West.

Many distinctive buildings make up the iconic Central Park West skyline. None perhaps define it more than the San Remo. A masterwork in the legendary portfolio of Emery Roth, this Beaux-Arts beauty and its iconic dual spires nod to Ancient Greece, forming Corinthian temples topped with copper lanterns at their pinnacle. 

Since opening in 1930, the San Remo has captured the imagination of many—including countless high-profile figures turned residents from film, fashion, theater, and other pillars of NYC culture. Looking inside this rare opening within 145 Central Park West, New York City’s first twin-towered residential skyscraper, it’s not hard to see why.

Natural light filters in and reflects off every surface, creating an aura of eternal warmth of the kind only home can provide. Detailings on the walls throughout add a classical touch and help solidify the building’s well-heeled heritage. One of only two on its floor, the residence tucks into a corner of the San Remo with windows facing East and South.

Offering private palatial luxury along the southern side is the primary bedroom, boasting an entire wall of closets and a separate dressing room. It also claims a charming en suite bath—something all three bedrooms have—with graceful marble decor and a view of Central Park South.

Sitting on the same southern span is a long kitchen that stretches into a breakfast nook and the north end of the apartment. All that area plus storage space and custom cabinetry result in a perfect balance of sleekness and functionality. Right off the kitchen is a den, ideally sized for any manner of activities—reading up on current events, watching TV, waiting for the sauce to reduce, or whatever downtime that life presents to you.

But, of course, the location is the location. Peer east from the living and dining rooms—which sit upon herringbone hardwood floors—for unbeatable views of Central Park in all its glory. Better yet, head out into the urban oasis itself. With such little distance between your front door and park grass—they don’t call the street “Central Park West” for nothing—that vast greenery is essentially the world’s greatest backyard.

When people think of the Upper West Side, it’s the San Remo and the immediate surrounding area they picture. Convenience to iconic institutions, more amazing restaurants than there are days in a year, other historic architecture—including the San Remo’s sibling the Beresford—and subway service on multiple lines put 145 Central Park West into a coveted tier of NYC living.

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