Tamarkin Co., in partnership with CL Investment Group, has officially launched sales at 555 West End Avenue, on the Upper West Side. 555 West End Avenue is converted from a landmarked private school with a striking, brick and limestone façade, featuring 13 one-of-a-kind contemporary residences ranging from three- to five-bedrooms, each with impeccable character and extraordinary volumes of space.
The building was originally built in 1908 by acclaimed architect William A. Boring, 555 West End Avenue is a recognizable landmark in the Riverside-West End Historic District with inimitable details and incredible interior architecture defined by soaring 12’ to 20’ ceilings and towering transom windows. Tamarkin Co. is restoring and transforming the building to create a collection of homes with the grace and functionality of classic Upper West Side residences paired with the scale desired in Downtown lofts. The condominium features no more than two residences per floor and the homes are spacious, warm and inviting, with grand entry foyers, walk-in pantries, eat-in-kitchens, and abundant natural light.
“555 West End Avenue is driven by amazing historic architecture, spirit and light – all the pillars that New York’s greatest buildings have been built on,” said Cary Tamarkin, Founder and Chairman of Tamarkin Co. “As a developer and architect, the process of transforming this architectural gem into a collection of spectacular, gracious-sized residences has been incredibly rewarding. These homes are certain to resonate with buyers who appreciate authentic design and are looking for the experience of a private mansion but with the ease of condominium living in a prime Upper West Side location.”
Each home at 555 West End Avenue has a unique layout, including sprawling flats, townhomes with private entrances on West End Avenue, and specialized residences born from the unique spaces found in a historic private school. The Solarium Penthouse, a three-bedroom residence crafted out of the school’s former gymnasium, boasts a remarkable great room with a soaring barrel-vaulted ceiling that rises 20’, a massive skylight, and a floor-to-ceiling wall of windows that opens onto a private south-facing terrace. Additionally, the school’s former library has been transformed into a spectacular five-bedroom duplex residence called The Library that is without equal on the Upper West Side. The residence features an open-plan great room and kitchen that stretches 42’ in length and boasts towering windows and 18.5’-tall ceilings.
Interiors combine beautiful materials with modern conveniences in a refined palette, which creates consistency and tranquility. Expansive kitchens are adorned with solid white oak cabinetry handcrafted by Christopher Peacock, honed Pietra Cardosa stone floors, polished Arabescato marble slab countertops and backsplashes, and Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances. Hand-selected Calacatta Gold marble slabs, custom white oak vanities by Christopher Peacock, and Lefroy Brooks fixtures adorn the master bathrooms.
Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, stroller valet, residents’ lounge, recreation room with pool table and dart board, private individual storage rooms that come with each unit, and additional cold storage and bike storage.
"555 West End Avenue is a rare new condominium offering in a perfect Upper West Side location, surrounded by classic architecture, beautiful parks, restaurants and culture,” said Cathy Taub, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker for Sotheby's International Realty, which is handling sales along with Stribling Marketing Associates
“Discerning buyers want historic architecture but without compromising contemporary conveniences, and 555 West End Avenue offers that complete package. These homes are truly special, as Cary Tamarkin envisioned them,” said Alexa Lambert, Member, Chairman's Circle, of Stribling Marketing Associates.
Pricing for current availability at 555 West End Avenue starts at $7.9 million for a four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom flat and includes The Library for $10.5 million and The Solarium Penthouse for $18 million. Sotheby’s International Realty and Stribling Marketing Associates are the co-exclusive sales and marketing firms for the project, with Cathy Taub and Alexa Lambert leading sales. Initial occupancy is slated for early 2019.