This handsome, 12-story,
beige-brick, apartment building overlooking Central Park was erected
in 1910. It is a cooperative and has 37 apartments.
It is known as the Brentmore and was designed by Schwartz and Gross and converted to co-op in 1959.
It has a 3-story, rusticated
limestone base and a canopied, two-step-up entrance with glass
doors that leads to a vestibule with very attractive, wrought-iron
doors leading into the large lobby. The building has a doorman
and a concierge, sidewalk landscaping, consistent fenestration
and balconies with wrought-iron railings on the fourth and 11th
floors. It has bay windows fronting on its large light well above
the entrance and permits protruding air-conditioners. The building
has no garage, no roof deck and no health club.
There is good bus service
and a subway station three blocks north on Central Park West.
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a few blocks away
as are various schools and religious institutions and good shopping.
An article that was published
in The New York Times February 15, 2009 said that Sting
was selling his four-bedroom, 6,600-square foot, duplex apartment
on the second and third floors in this building that had once
belonged to Billy Joel. The asking price was $26 million, slightly
under the $26.5 million he reportedly paid in 2006 for a four-bedroom
duplex penthouse at 15 Central Park West.(2/15/09)