Inside the Beresford’s new $22M listing

Beresford 14E Floorplan
Beresford 14E Floorplan from Douglas Elliman / StreetEasy

Located at 211 Central Park West, the Beresford is one of the four old-school New York power buildings along that prime park stretch designed by the famed architect Emery Roth. The others being the The El Dorado (the two-towered beauty you see in all those pictures across the Jackie O reservoir), The San Remo, and The Ardsley.

The building, which was completed in 1929 on the site of a hotel of the same name, is 22 stories high and has been called home by comedians (Jerry Seinfeld), athletes (John McEnroe), musicians (Diana Ross) and of course, good old-fashioned rich people.

If that sounds like your kind of building then you’re in luck – a new sales listing appeared last week, and it could be yours for the grand sum of $22 million.

Apartment 14E is a three-bed, three-bath, one-library, 3,000 square-foot apartment, listed by Richard Steinberg of Douglas Elliman, and out of the Beresford’s six active sales listings, it’s the priciest.

Jonathan Sobel
Jonathan Sobel

The apartment is being sold by finance bigwig Jonathan Sobel and is nearing the end of its four year, $4.5 million, Alan Wanzenberg-designed gut renovation.

While still in very much a work in progress – a trip to the property was more of a worksite visit than an open house – when completed, the apartment will have almost exclusively walnut floors, and those that aren’t walnut will be marble. The apartment’s original windows will be restored, a high-tech security system will be in place as will whole-house audio and air control.

It also benefits from the Beresford’s intimate layout, the building has three (attended) elevators which each access only two apartments per floor. And let’s not forget its location, which provides 14E with unobstructed views across Central Park.

It’ll be ready for occupancy in June 2016 – which gives you some time to save.

Beresford Central Park View
Beresford Central Park View from Sotheby’s International Realty / StreetEasy