$3,995,000 $4,195,000
Updated 3 days ago
The Beresford
Central Park West, Manhattan | West 81st Street & West 82nd Street
6 Rooms3 Beds2.5 BathsCo-op

$3,995,000 $4,195,000

Listing Features

  • Abundant Closets
  • BuiltIns
  • Corner Apartment
  • Galley Kitchen
  • High Ceilings
  • Moldings
  • Original Details
  • Private Elevator
  • Solid Wood Doors
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Casement Windows
  • Adjoining Pantry
  • Service Entrance
  • Walk Thru Kitchen
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Powder Room

Outdoor space and views

  • Central Park
  • Skyline Views
  • South Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full Service
  • Attended Elevator
  • Bike Storage
  • Fitness Facility
  • Laundry Room
  • Storage


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description

An Original Grand Scale, South Facing Classic 6 Room Apartment in The Beresford with Magical Views. The Beresford, with its vast size and dramatic profile is one of the most significant buildings along Central Park West. From this oversized south facing Classic 6, one experiences wonderful views of The Rose Planetarium, Skyline Views of Central Park South and Midtown, which are dramatically lit in the evening, and southern views of Central Park, which change with the seasons. The incredible vantage point from this apartment is a front row seat to the festivities the evening before The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, when West 81st Street between CPW and Columbus Ave. is a staging area for the giant balloons.

One enters the apartment from the semi-private elevator landing into the expansive Gallery (28 feet) which has custom built-in bookcases. The entertaining space provides a fabulous flow and spans over 85 feet, inclusive of the formal living room, formal dining room, windowed kitchen and gallery. To the right is the oversized living room with fireplace and custom built-in cabinetry, which has three large south facing windows affording glorious views as described. Straight ahead is the hallway which leads to the primary bedroom and second bedroom, each with an en-suite windowed bathroom. The primary bedroom enjoys the same wonderful views as described. To the left is the grand formal dining room. The windowed kitchen with spacious windowed pantry and staff room (3rd bedroom) are accessed through the dining room. The kitchen and pantry have many of the original St. Charles metal cabinets which were imported from England in 1929.

Elegance of old-world details and grand scale are in abundance including generously proportioned rooms, high ceilings (approximately 9.6 feet), and oversized casement windows. Original prewar details include hardwood floors (herringbone pattern in the formal rooms), ceiling plaster moldings, original door hardware (knobs and hinges) and original paneled solid wood doors. The closet space is incredible.

The Beresford offers great amenities including a state of the art fitness center, lobby attendants, on-site management office, live-in resident manager, private storage (waiting list), bike storage, and laundry room. Pet Friendly! There is a 2% flip tax. Upon transfer, the new owner must replace all windows in accordance with the "Master" window plan before moving in.

Building is currently undergoing Local 11 Maintenance and consequently scaffolding and netting is in place adjacent to the living room and primary bedroom windows. View Photos posted were taken from the adjacent apartments (5A and 4/5 C) a few years ago and at that time no scaffolding was in place. The actual views from 5B are very similar to these photos.


Listing History

$3,995,000 [-$200,000] [4.8%]
Price Drop by Larry Brookner
Douglas Elliman
Initial Price by Larry Brookner
Douglas Elliman

Building Details

Building TypeHigh-Rise
Service LevelFull Service
AccessAttended Elevator
Year Built1929
Financing Allowed50%
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


81 St-Museum of Natural History
0.05 miles
86 St
0.3 miles
79 St
0.45 miles

Citi Bike

W 84 St & Columbus Ave
0.2 miles
Central Park West & W 85 St
0.21 miles

Building Availability

Last 12 months

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Central Park West | Manhattan

Quick Profile

Home to some of New York City’s most famous buildings like The Dakota, with its enchanting architecture, and the equally impressive San Remo just a couple streets away, Central Park West is one of the most eye-popping neighborhoods to live in. 

It is historically renowned for its blending of architecture and residential living. So much so, that it earned a listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It is thought to have some of the most diverse and beautiful skylines in all of New York and has drawn celebrity residents for decades

If world-class architecture isn’t enough for you, there are plenty of warm brownstones to be found as well. There is so much to do in Central Park West, the most obvious being in the name of the neighborhood itself. With Central Park running the length of one of its borders, there’s easy access to the park and all its wonders, running trails, row boats, and bridges. If you prefer the indoors, the American Museum of Natural History is at your service. 

There are few places in the world that can match Central Park West’s varied combination of urban and residential charm, elegance, and spirit. 

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