The listing for this $3.795 million three-bedroom co-op on West 57th Street describes the apartment as having "the elegance of a bygone era in an iconic landmark building," which is not necessarily just brokerbabble. The building itself, the Osborne Apartments, was built in 1885 and became a national landmark a century later; and the apartment does look as though it's from a bygone era, with rooms that appear to have been unchanged for decades. (The same family has owned the place for more than 70 years, so it's entirely possible.) Look, for example, at the office, with its mid-century modern furniture, and a color-blocked wall mural that looks like it could've been in Don Draper's office. Move to the living room, however, and things get decidedly older, with dark-wood furniture and decorative touches that look more like something out of a wealthy businessman's office. And we don't even know what to say about the kitchen, except: Does that stove even work?
· Listing: 205 West 57th Street #5C [Douglas Elliman via StreetEasy]
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