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Top 10 New York City Condo Buildings with Porte a Cocheres

There is something intangible about a driveway that adds glamour to a New York City apartment building. Perhaps it’s the fact that residents and guests don’t have to hurdle puddles in their party dresses. Perhaps it’s because the hoi polloi, and the paparazzi, can be often kept at bay, at least psychologically, from penetrating too deeply onto the driveway’s sidewalk. Whatever it is, there is a mystique and elegance that is tangible.

#1 - River House, 435 East 52nd Street

The impressively gated driveway here permits River House to be free-standing and allows for the discrete comings and goings of its always fashionably dressed revelers.


  • Nine apartments currently for sale from $3,900,000 to $18,500,000

#2 - 15 Central Park West

A gated driveway separates the two buildings of this immensely successful residential complex designed by Robert A. M. Stern.


  • Fourteen apartments currently for sale from $4,500,000 to $56,000,000

#3 - 1 Sutton Place South

A driveway that exposes one to the elements is really very proper and that's why 1 Sutton Place South has a triple-arched interior driveway. 

#4 - 2 Sutton Place South

A big driveway can be somewhat ostentacious which possibly explains why this building has a short but very cute corner interior driveway.


  • Five apartments currently for sale from $550,000 to $3,500,000

#5 - One Beacon Court, 151 East 58th Street

Architect Cesar Pelli knows that entrances should be dramatic and therefore he designed the elliptical, through-block driveway here with seven-story-high glass walls slightly incanted inwards.


  • Seven apartments currently for sale from $6,999,999 to $57,500,000

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#6 - 860 United Nations Plaza

The twin 38-story towers of this mixed-use complex at the north end of the gardens of the United Nations have a long driveway parallel to 49th Street.


  • Nineteen apartments currently for sale from $799,000 to $7,775,000

#7 - The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

This residential fortress has a large courtyard and a sentrybox imposingly guards its entrance driveway.


  • Four apartments currently for sale from $1,695,000 to $10,000,000

#8 - Manhattan House, 200 East 66th Street

This full-block, glazed-white-brick residential building is famed for its driveway and transparent lobbies offering glimpses of its large and lush gardens.


  • Thirty-Four apartments currently for sale from $865,000 to $8,250,000

#9 - Stewart House, 70 East 10th Street

This full-block residential building was erected in 1960 with one of the city's first curved driveways and it is named after A. T. Stewart who created the city's finest department store that eventually was sold to John Wanamaker & Sons but was closed on this site in 1954.


  • Seven apartments currently for sale from $1,050,000 to $5,900,000

#10 - The Stratford, 1385 York Avenue

This 36-story, 286-unit rental apartment tower between 72nd and 72rd streets was erected by Glenwood Management in 1969 and is set back in a large plaza with a curved driveway and very lush landscaping.



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