Wednesday, February 28, 2024

A NYC Hotel That’s Never Been A Hotel – Apartment For Sale In Hotel Des Artistes

Duplex in a New York hotel that’s never been an actual hotel for sale for £1.1 million; Hotel Des Artistes has been home to everyone from Sir Noël Coward and Isadora Duncan to Gary Oldman and Rudolph Valentino

A one-bedroom apartment in New York’s renowned Upper West Side cooperative, the Hotel Des Artistes, has gone on sale for £1.1 million ($1.35 million, €1.3 million or درهم5 million).

 

 

Never actually a hotel, but instead conceived in 1914 as a space with 10 stories dedicated to artists’ studios and the rest as residences, the building was transformed into an apartment building in the 1970s. Aside from attracting many well-known residents – amongst them Ozark star Richard Thomas and J.P. Morgan heir Harry Crosby – the property was inspirational to the 1977 psychological horror drama Audrey Rose.

 

Unit 608, which is situated on the 9th and 10th floors of a 17-story, 119-unit building located at 1 West 67th Street, centres around a large living room with 18’10” beamed ceilings. Along with hardwood flooring, oak woodwork, there is a separate dining room, small kitchen, a galleried office, a bedroom and a bathroom.

 

Residents of the cooperative have access to a full-time concierge, a swimming pool, a squash court with a basketball hoop, a gym and a landscaped roof terrace. In addition, discounted rates and room service are available from the building’s well thought of ground floor Italian restaurant – The Leopard at des Artistes.

 

Speaking of the Hotel des Artistes, a “current resident” told Boo York City:

 

“It’s definitely one of the best apartment blocks in the city. The wonderful thing about these double-height apartments is the total sense of freedom, graciousness, space and light.”

 

“The building itself has such an eccentric, rich history because of the amazing people who have lived here. There are artists who’ve been here for 40 or 50 years, people who’ve raised their kids here, and apartments that have been in the same family for 70 years.”

 

Noel Coward Gary Oldman
Past residents of this Gothic style building that was originally intended for artists have included Sir Noël Coward and Gary Oldman.
Isadora Duncan Norman Rockwell
Other well-known faces who’ve variously lived there have numbered the dancer Isadora Duncan and the painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell.

Some Of The Many Famous Faces Who Have Lived In 1 West 67th Street

Completed in 1917, this ornate building is near to the western side of Central Park and was designed by the “esteemed architect” George Mort Pollard. Its Neo-Gothic style includes decorative statuary and gargoyles on its façade that “represent the arts.”

 

Renovated and reconfigured in 1979 by Judith Stockman and designated a New York City Landmark, the structure has been home to many writers, artists and politicians – amongst them:

 

  • Artist and creator of “the calendar girl” Rolf Armstrong.
  • Author and Jaws creator Peter Benchley.
  • Artist and “Christy girl” creator Howard Chandler Christie – who painted murals for the building’s restaurant.
  • English playwright and composer Sir Noël Coward.
  • Writer, bon vivant and J.P. Morgan heir Harry Crosby – who killed himself and his mistress in the building in 1929.
  • Acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan.
  • Illustrator and “Gibson girl” creator Charles Dana Gibson.
  • Academy Award winning actor and Cabaret star Joel Grey.
  • Politician and regular guest host of Good Morning America Peter Lindsay.
  • Danish ballet dancer and choreographer Peter Martins.
  • Artist and Uncle Sam poster creator James Montgomery Flagg.
  • Renowned actor and Darkest Hour star Gary Oldman.
  • International jetsetter and Simca automobile heir Jean ‘Johnny’ Pigozzi – whose 7,652 square foot triplex in the building sold for circa £9.6 million ($11.9 million, €11.4 million or درهم7 million) in April 2019 against a far more punchy orginal asking price of £15.3 million ($19 million, €18.2 million or درهم69.8 million).
  • Prolific painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell.
  • Socialite and Vogue editor Gloria Schiff.
  • Emmy Award winning actor and The Waltons and Ozark star Richard Thomas.
  • Italian actor, silent screen star and sex symbol of the 1920s – nicknamed ‘The Latin Lover’ – Rudolph Valentino.

 

Apartment #608, Hotel Des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street, Upper West Side, Manhattan New York, NYC 10023, United States of America

Sitting room studio
Dining room
Bedroom
Floor plan
Location

The Communal Areas of Hotel Des Artistes and The Leopard Restaurant

Entrance
Lobby
Swimming Pool
Gym
Roof deck
The Leopard at Des Artistes 1
The Leopard at Des Artistes 2
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Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.

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