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Three of a Kind: Best of the West

Featured Properties // Jan 11, 2012

A record-shattering $88 million sale at 15 Central Park West has brought new attention to the Upper West Side. The area has long offered a quiet and idyllic environment for people seeking a certain level of understated elegance from their neighborhood, but aside from John Lennon and “Seinfeld,” it has never attracted as much attention as other ‘hoods. Here are our three favorite CORE listings in the area.

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Where: 270 West End Avenue #12-E
Size: 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms
Asking: $2,399,000
Listed by: Doron Zwickel

West End Avenue, hugging the coast of Manhattan, is as graceful as a stretch can be, and we love this duplex. It’s a luxurious and contemporary move-in-ready apartment located in the type of classic pre-war building that defines the neighborhood. The blend of old and new synthesizes and creates a special home that also happens to be enmeshed in the oasis of Lincoln Center, Riverside Park and, of course, Central Park.

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Where: 220 Riverside Boulevard #29-A
Size: 4 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $5,950,000
Listed by: Emily Beare, Christian Rogers and David Beare

The landscape of the Upper West Side was changed forever when Donald Trump brought his Trump Place development to the West Side’s then-underdeveloped waterfront, and these units are treasured for their quality of finishes, building services and, of course, the gorgeous Hudson River views. Once you step onto the 824-square-foot private terrace of this Trump Place trophy, you’ll understand what makes this corner of the Upper West Side so great.

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Where: 418 Central Park West #8
Size: 1 bedroom/1 bathroom
Asking: $790,000
Listed by: Doron Zwickel

You don’t need to spend $88 million to have Central Park at your doorstep. This corner one-bedroom apartment in a pre-war condo has a lovely bay window looking right out to the park, and upscale features — like a windowed kitchen, windowed bathroom and high ceilings — that aren’t typically associated with one-bedroom homes. A complete renovation has updated the apartment to modern times, while the neighborhood offers all the history you’ll ever need.