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Top 10 Luxury Pre-War Apartment Buildings in New York City

This list of pre-war NYC apartment buildings is the the la creme de la creme of luxury living. If you can manage a home in one of the opulent structures, what you'll get is very solid and quiet construction, crisp and prompt service, impeccable location, intriguing fellow residents, and an architectural masterpiece. All-in-all, a delectable, irresistible, urban stew.

 

#1 - 998 Fifth Avenue

The city's first major luxury apartment building on Fifth Avenue to look suitable for Italian Renaissance princes and princesses, this building has full-floor museums for its live-in connoisseurs.

#2 - River House, 435 East 52nd Street

One senses that "Dancing in the Dark" is played more often than the Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing" in this Art Deco-style emporium of very plush decorum overlooking the East River.


  • Six apartments currently for sale from $3,750,000 to $18,500,000

#3 - 834 Fifth Avenue

Once inside the entrance, the lobby is darkly enchanting as befits the enchanted lives of its few residents.


  • Two apartments currently for sale from $20,000,000 to $76,000,000

#4 - 960 Fifth Avenue

They may not holler "Let 'em eat cake" at pedestrians because they've got their own very handsome and elegant sidestreet residents' restaurant.


  • One apartment for sale at $3,195,000

#5 - 820 Fifth Avenue

This very handsome limestone apartment building has very, very attractive sidewalk landscaping, so keep off.

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#6 - The San Remo, 145 Central Park West

If you see vestal virgins they're probably wafting up to the tempiettos atop this building's beautiful twin towers.


  • Two apartments currently for sale from $4,995,000 to $24,000,000

#7 - The Beresford, 211 Central Park West

The bright lights atop the three towers of this palatial apartment building are the equal of major fireworks displays across the street above Central Park.


  • Seven apartments currently for sale from $4,600,000 to $29,500,000

#8 - The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

Memories are made of this guard-house, dragon-moated pile of beige and brown bricks and somebody's baby.


  • Six apartments currently for sale from $1,695,000 to $20,500,000

#9 - 740 Park Avenue

Most visitors here wear black-tie rather than pin-striped, gray flannel suits that would better blend into the gray polished granite entrance columns just because proper parties here are more formal.


  • Three apartments currently for sale from $3,950,000 to $22,500,000

#10 - 720 Park Avenue

If 740 Park Avenue grabs a lot of headlines, you can always cut in for "The Last Dance" at 720 Park Avenue....


  • One apartment for sale at $25,000,000

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