Condo pick of the week

A condo in one of Manhattan's most striking (and some say, haunted) landmark buildings

By Alanna Schubach | December 7, 2017 - 9:00AM 

The three bedroom comes with a spacious private courtyard.

455 Central Park West

The turrets at 455 Central Park West make the place stand out from its Upper West Side neighbors. The building used to be the New York Cancer Hospital. Opened in 1855, the hospital has a rich history, and now that the two-building complex has become luxury condos, it's rumored to be haunted. If the idea of Victorian ghosts doesn't put you off, and you have about $6 million to spare, consider this ground-floor three bedroom, four bath includes an impressive library, a private courtyard, and a huge, round living room. 

The living room's unusual circular shape means nearly 360-degree views through its multiple windows. The space includes a wood-burning fireplace and direct access to the courtyard, as well as ample room for a dining area. The well-lit kitchen comes with a breakfast area, a walk-in pantry, plentiful storage and counter space, and stainless steel appliances, including a wine fridge. 

Past the living room, a hallway leads to the master suite. Also round, the room has a huge en-suite bathroom with two dressing areas, two walk-in closets, and an entrance to the courtyard. The two additional bedrooms occupy their own wing, and each has large closets and full bathrooms. 


Off the courtyard is a sumptuous library with built-in bookshelves. Beyond that is the courtyard.

The floor plan reveals that there's also a laundry room with a washer and dryer, and the listing notes that the apartment has central air and an audio-visual system. The building itself has full-time doorman and concierge service, a gym, a children's playroom, a swimming pool, storage, and, possibly, a few restless spirits. 



Alanna Schubach

Contributing writer

Contributing editor Alanna Schubach has over a decade of experience as a New York City-based freelance journalist.

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