Among the many Emery Roth-designed buildings along Central Park West, the Ardsley doesn’t often get as much ink as, say, the Beresford or the San Remo; but the Art Deco building, which opened in 1931, is a lovely, understated gem. (And it’s no stranger to the celeb clientele who’ve flocked to Roth’s other buildings—David Duchovny, for example, picked up an apartment there back in 2012.)
And now, a triplex penthouse in the storied building is on the market for the first time in 30 years, with an appropriately high price tag of $20 million. The brokerbabble calls it “the best and most magical apartment in New York,” and though the decor and finishes are a bit outdated, the place lives up to the hype.
The first level, on the building’s 21st floor, has four bedrooms and one of the terraces; the second level holds the kitchen, common areas, and another terrace; and the third level, on the 23rd floor, is fashioned as a guest or staff suite.
The five-bedroom, four and a half bathroom apartment’s best feature is its abundance of outdoor space: there are two huge terraces with park views (including one overlooking the reservoir), because what good is a $20 million Central Park West penthouse without those?
- Listing: 320 Central Park West PH [Stribling]