Central Park Studios, aka 15 West 67th Street, a classic example of the artists studio genre, was constructed in the neo-Gothic style by a syndicate of well-known painters in 1905. It houses one of the most dramatic, two-bedroom apartments on what some consider the #1 block of Manhattan's Upper West Side. A glamorous residence featuring 11-foot ceilings, lustrous pine flooring and splendid trompe l'oeil decor, Apartment 2R evokes the ambiance of a 19th C townhouse. When entering, one is regaled by a grand-scale living room flanked by an equal-size, paneled formal dining room, both illuminated by towering conservatory windows. While there is a 3 BR optional plan, there are currently two lovely bedrooms fitted with ample, handsomely designed custom closets and two striking baths done in a period motif. The chef's kitchen is a marvel of form and function. Handsome cherry cabinetry incorporating a SubZero fridge and dishwasher resides above and below Belgian granite counters, providing every type of storage, abetted by a pro-style range and deep stainless-steel sink. The Park block of West 67th Street is like no other in Manhattan. Once home to Rudolph Valentino, Noel Coward and George Fitzmaurice who directed Greta Garbo in ''Mata Hari'' among a legion of diverse luminaries, its splendid row of historic "studio buildings" featuring double-height living room/salons is designated the "West 67th Street Artists' Colony History District," a federal landmark. This historic co-op is served by a remarkable, mural-bedecked "medieval" lobby, a 24-hour doorman, an attentive resident manager and a glorious roof terrace offering City and Central Park views. A basement storage bin transfers with the property. Central Park, Lincoln Center and myriad shopping and dining venues are close by. The inimitable architecture of West 67th Street personified by Central Park Studios "made studio life glamorous," contributing to the future development of prestige apartment dwellings in Manhattan. Motivated sellers.