A historic pre-war building has been redesigned for the modern era. In what is likely the latest condo conversion to hit the market on the Upper West Side, sales have begun at 393 West End Avenue. With the addition of garden level amenities reminiscent of a private social club, this striking 1920s residence comprises a collection of 75 upscale homes that combine old-world charm with contemporary comforts – all conveniently located on the corner of 79th street.
Located in the famous West End Collegiate Historic District – a quiet enclave that exudes the cinematic charm of iconic New York films such as When Harry Met Sally and You’ve got mail – the 17-story building was originally designed by architects Goldner & Goldner and built in 1927. It features Collegiate Gothic architecture and original 1920s details that are now skillfully preserved by CetraRuddy, the award-winning design firm architecture and interior design firm known for its sophisticated approach to modernizing historic properties.
Impressive at first sight, 393 West End Avenue features a restored limestone portal with a contemporary bronze and glass marquee, antique bronze entry doors with unique lion medallions that highlight its 1920s heritage and plaster pompoms reminiscent of the great operas of the time. Inside, the 24-hour lobby, a sculptural stone concierge desk anchors the space, where custom bronze and glass art screens inspired by the building’s historic architectural details lead to the bank of elevators that go up to residential floors.
Here, a collection of 75 residences – many with captivating views of the Hudson River – respect the late 1920s provenance, with gracious layouts ranging from one to four bedrooms and details that include wood floors with a French Chevron style in the living room and dining rooms.
Open kitchens feature Naica quartzite countertops and backsplashes, as well as custom cabinetry comprised of handpicked variegated smoked oak wood in a walnut tone and fluted glass. A suite of paneled Miele appliances echo the cabinetry, while the stove’s brushed light antique bronze hood completes the warm, modern look.
Envisioned by CetraRuddy as a private, light-filled retreat, the master bedrooms convey a sense of warmth through natural tone-on-tone materials and restored tray ceilings. Reminiscent of Parisian changing rooms, the primary baths offer a striking combination of Pacific white marble walls and mosaic floors; Calacatta black marble vanity accents and countertops; and custom white lacquer vanities with polished nickel accents and textile drawer fronts – all complemented by custom sconces.
“As a longtime resident of the Upper West Side, it’s a tremendous honor to feature 393 West Avenue and showcase the splendor of our neighborhood,” said Louise Phillips Forbes of Brown Harris Stevens, who leads sales and marketing for development. “Throughout my career I have been involved in a number of conversion projects that have shaped the landscape of our wonderful community. I truly appreciate the gracious amenities, impeccably preserved architectural details, and sophisticated collection of amenities that characterize 393 West End Avenue.
Taking inspiration from private homes, 393 West End Avenue offers a series of garden level amenities that transition seamlessly from room to room and adapt to every stage of life. Offering the privacy of an in-house club and spanning 4,000 square feet, these inviting spaces include a great room equipped with banquettes and private nooks for studying or working remotely, as well as direct access to a landscaped courtyard. serene.
Perfect for private dining or hosting intimate get-togethers, the Club Room features a custom hand-crafted tile mosaic, plush nine-foot sofa, and fully equipped bar. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center with a private movement studio, a junior lounge with a play station and relaxation area, and an enchanted forest-inspired children’s playroom known as the ” The Cottage”, which opens into its own dedicated space. outdoor space – aka the porch and the secret garden.
The building also offers a range of services not usually available in pre-war buildings. These services include: a 24-hour reception hall, a resident manager, a dedicated porter and handyman, a mail and parcel storage room, a laundry room with extra capacity washer and dryer, a bike racks and a pet spa with a dedicated grooming area. Verizon Fios and Spectrum cable, internet and phone service are also available.
393 West End Avenue is being redeveloped by Rabina, a New York-based real estate investment and development firm that has been family owned and operated for three generations. While Rabina acquired and developed more than 25 million square feet of real estate in its more than 60-year history, the company’s early years were dedicated to repositioning residential properties on the Upper West Side. of Manhattan. With her carefully considered transformation of 393 West End Avenue into a collection of antebellum homes with a fresh outlook, Rabina has returned to her roots.
Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing company for 393 West End Avenue. Sales are led by Louise Phillips of the Louise Phillips Forbes team, who launched and managed successful campaigns for many of the neighborhood’s most esteemed residential conversions, including 498 West End Avenue, 220 West 93rd Street and 905 West End Ave. Initial inventory pricing starts at $3.718 million for a three-bedroom residence.
To learn more about current availability or to schedule a tour of the building’s on-site design studio, please call the sales office at (212) 319-4393 or visit www.393westend.com.