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Austere Upper West Side penthouse with dining solarium seeks $1.25M

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The 1980s addition to Astor Court has a few quirky details


For as many boring, boxy floorplans as there are in New York, there are just as many unique ones. Take this Upper West Side penthouse, for example—one of several additions to the rooftop of Astor Court on West 89th Street made in the 1980s. The one-bedroom penthouse has comically small windows, but a glass solarium off of the kitchen and skylights in the living room and bedroom work to offset that.

The one-bedroom also comes with other niceties like a wood-burning fireplace, central air, a powder room, and private outdoor space. An office nook is tucked off of the living area, near the entrance to the (relatively) spacious kitchen. The kitchen has been remodeled with stainless steel countertops and cabinets, and comes with a poured concrete floor that extends into the solarium.

The powder room and additional full bathroom separate the living area from the bedroom, where there’s a graciously sized walk-in closet (and another comically small window. What gives?)

Astor Court, referred to by Robert A.M. Stern himself as “the loveliest of all the courtyard apartments built between 1900 and the First World War,” stretches between West 89th and West 90th streets on the east side of Broadway and is entered onto by a courtyard. The penthouse is on the market for $1.25 million with Halstead.