Developed by Walter Russell, a self-taught painter, sculptor, musician and educator, as an artist's cooperative apartment in 1917, the 18-story (9 floors with 9 mezzanine levels) prewar residential coop was designed by George M. Pollard. Only hotels were permitted to be built to this height, so hotel amenities were provided. The building never functioned as a hotel although its amenities were and still are very impressive. They include a swimming pool, 2 workout rooms, and squash court as well as a roof garden. The highly regarded restaurant, the Leopard at Des Artistes, is located on the first floor. The neo-Gothic-style building, features a canopied entrance and large lobby, has a both a concierge and attended elevator. The building is both individually landmarked and falls within the boundaries of the Upper West Side Historic District, as designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The first floor of the Penthouse boasts an extraordinary double-height studio Great Room (55’ x 21’6”) with 18’9” ceilings, Central Park views and open northern exposures from a wall of 15’ high windows. The Great Room adjoins a Dining Room with 17’9” ceilings. A Guest Bedroom Suite, a windowed Chef’s Kitchen, a Powder Room and Staff Bath complete this floor. On the Mezzanine level, a Bedroom with 2 Baths and Dressing Room lead to a balcony overlooking the Great Room. Upstairs, the Penthouse includes a Master Bedroom Suite with 2 Dressing Rooms, a Media Room, a Kitchenette and two Baths. The spectacular Study, with three exposures, overlooks an 827sf terrace with beautiful open views. Co-Exclusive