The Big OH: touring a tony Beresford apartment with pleasant park views

The last time LLNYC visited the Beresford, the prestigious Emery Roth-designed co-op on Central Park West, it was to eyeball apartment 14E — which at the time was in the middle of some very extensive renovations. Now, we’ve been invited back for another big open house tour. 

This time we’re checking out apartment 8F, a tony spread where renovations are, thankfully, completed. 

The 2,914-square-foot unit is listed by Marcia Donen Roma of Fox Residential Group and it’s on the market for $18.95 million.

The unit’s semi-private entrance – the building has three attended elevators, each of which accesses only two apartments per floor – leads to a spacious central gallery with custom basketweave hardwood flooring.

From the gallery, turn right and you’ll find the open-plan living room. The room is large, large enough to contain a central lounge, along with a study and secondary seating area. Its four large windows look out across Central Park, and although the listing photos show bare trees, the park was in its full spring glory for this particular tour.

Move back across the gallery to the left side of the apartment, and you’ll enter the dining room. While its green walls are a bit unusual, they’re certainly not unpleasant. The bold color also helps to conceal builtin storage nooks, filled with fine china and glassware.

The dining room leads to an eat-in kitchen where dangling baubles create an impressive light fixture. The room’s huge, glass-front refrigerator is easily a contender for the tidiest in New York.

Off the kitchen are the staff quarters, which consists of one pleasant and private bedroom and bathroom.

The remaining wing of the apartment contains the other two bedrooms, which are both located directly across from the main entrance.  The master suite is bright, lavish and looks as though it’s been wallpapered with ruched satin. Both it, and the large his-and-hers bathroom, with its glass and mother-of-pearl tiling, enjoy the same impressive park views found in the lounge. The second bedroom doesn’t come with the benefit of those views, but it’s cozy and quiet as a result.

Apartment 8F is by no means the biggest pad at the Beresford, nor is it the priciest, but it certainly is pretty.