Bring your architect to transform this unique and glamorous space into one of the most dramatic duplexes at the legendary Hotel des Artistes. Once home to Rudolph Valentino, this extraordinary apartment enjoys spectacular views of Central Park from the building's highest floor double-height studio. The corner Living Room/Studio boasts 18' 9" high ceilings, 15 high windows, a wood-burning fireplace and the original stairway and architectural millwork, all beautifully restored. High atop the finest cooperative apartment building on Artists' Row, listed as the West 67th Street Artists' Colony Historic District and included in the National Register of Historic Places. This splendid duplex is easily convertible to a truly inspiring 2 to 3 bedroom home.The Hotel des Artistes was developed by Walter Russell, a self-taught painter, sculptor, musician and educator, as an artist's cooperative apartment in 1917; the 18-story (9 floors with 9 mezzanine levels) prewar residential coop was designed by George M. Pollard. Only hotels were permitted to be built to this height, so hotel amenities were provided. The building never functioned as a hotel although its amenities were and still are very impressive. They include a swimming pool, two workout rooms, and squash court as well as a roof garden. The highly-regarded Leopard at Des Artistes restaurant is located on the first floor. The neo-Gothic-style building, which has a canopied entrance and large lobby, has a both a concierge and attended elevator. The building is individually landmarked and falls within the boundaries of the Upper West Side Historic District, as designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. There is a 3% flip tax payable by purchaser. Co-Exclusive.