YIMBY Reveals Penthouse Conversion Atop Candela’s 360 Central Park West, On Manhattan’s Upper West Side

The two-story penthouse atop 360 Central Park West. Designed by CetraRuddy Architecture

YIMBY got a rare, private look at a unique new penthouse atop 360 Central Park West, an early 20th century building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Originally designed by Rosario Candela in 1929, the upper floors and interiors are now being converted and meticulously transformed into a spacious new condominium duplex designed by CetraRuddy Architecture. Located at the crossroads of Central Park West and 96th Street, the full-service prewar building is the only condominium on Central Park West that bears the prestigious Candela imprimatur.

A one-of-its-kind two-story home in the sky, Penthouse A boasts five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, massive common space, chef’s quality kitchen, abundant closets and storage space, and double-height windows overlooking incomparable Manhattan vistas from a vantage just above the verdant treetops of Central Park.

The main entrance on the 18th floor opens onto an impressive foyer with a large coat closet and sizable powder room outfitted with Noir St. Laurent marble and Waterworks fixtures. Beyond it is an oversized great room that will be finished with floor-to-ceiling windows and five-inch solid oak herringbone floors that continue throughout the space. Adjacent to the great room is a large formal dining room and a custom Christopher Peacock kitchen with carefully crafted millwork, hardware, a metal hood, Calacatta marble countertops, and Miele appliances.

Three sets of glass and steel doors lead out to a private, 1,065-square-foot wraparound terrace with panoramas spanning the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum to the East; and Billionaire’s Row, the Empire State Building, and the dramatic steeple of One Vanderbilt to the South. With unobstructed views overlooking Central Park, every season will highlight nature’s vibrant changes.

360 Central Park West is a dog-friendly property and includes the following amenities: a children’s playroom; a private gym; storage lockers; bike storage; and a pet-washing facility. The penthouse will be offered with a studio apartment included in the purchase price. The address also sits directly next to the 96th Street subway station, serviced by the B and C trains.

360 Central Park West. Photo by Michael Young

Listed by Cameron Culver and Daniel Amell of Argo Residential, the apartment is scheduled to hit the market later this spring as the first unit in the final round of sales for the project.

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5 Comments on "YIMBY Reveals Penthouse Conversion Atop Candela’s 360 Central Park West, On Manhattan’s Upper West Side"

  1. David of Flushing | May 6, 2022 at 8:27 am | Reply

    Candela designed a great variety of buildings. Here in Flushing, all in a row on Bowne Street, we have four four-story walk-ups and a nicely detailed six-story Tudor Revival apartment building by him. The first ones, vaguely Georgian Revival, are rather undistinguished. The front doors here open directly into a cramped stairwell—none of the elegance of his Park and Fifth avenue projects.

  2. David : Sent From Heaven. | May 6, 2022 at 9:18 am | Reply

    On the top floor of a tall building, it luxuriously fitted and offering fine views. The quality of work on design, is typically very beautiful and was founded in 2022: Thanks to Michael Young.

  3. Thak goodness it is next to a subway station!

  4. You can’t see these penthouses from the street, so I don’t have a problem with them. Rich people need places to live too.

  5. Hugh E. Brennan | May 6, 2022 at 10:43 am | Reply

    Gorgeous. So much classier than one of those sterile supertalls.

    Pretty funny for those of us of a certain age to imagine living off of 96 st. Pre-Giuliani you couldn’t walk those streets without danger of a mugging. You couldn’t park without a break-in. It was the era of the “no radio” sign. I wonder how it is post-DiBlasio?

    Classic and beautiful work.

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