The exceptional level of imagination, artistry and workmanship at 498 West End Avenue has resulted in the creation of a New Design Vernacular. The result is sublime — a place where space and light mix with elegant materials to infuse traditional forms with unrivaled inventiveness.
THE NEW LANGUAGE
RAISED. ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE.
In 1910, when the building first graced the corner, its higher style and unabashed modernity imbued the West Side with an unexpected air of excellence. Today, the structure’s restored façade, including its landmarked ornamental marquee with glass canopy, hosts period wrought iron doors that open onto a newly redesigned lobby.
A Different Kind of Excellent
The magnificent bones of this beautiful turn-of-the-20th-century building provide an enduring structure for a completely new arrangement of apartments, with spectacular finishes — all designed to accommodate 21st-century lifestyles.
The kitchens embody an artistry and craft that exceeds the highest standards, while presenting a series of innovative design concepts not seen or experienced elsewhere. From the outstanding millwork in custom chocolate-stained oak with contrasting cream-colored ceruse, to a single-slab marble hearth wall that conceals the range hood, every facet of the kitchen is designed to deliver equal portions of elegance and functionality.
From the broad leafy streets of the corner it occupies, to its proximity to Riverside Park and nearby amenities, this grand stretch of West End Avenue serves as the heart of one of our city’s most coveted neighborhoods.
New York Times, Sept. 26, 2014
Downtown may be enjoying more buzz. But the Upper West Side, that not-too-edgy, not-too-bland land of large parks and elegant prewar facades, is holding up its end of the conversation.
Lines snake out the door during open houses in the neighborhood, which by many definitions runs from Columbus Circle to Columbia University between Central and Riverside Parks. Verdi Square, by the West 72nd Street subway stop, has become as much a place to hang out as pass through, round the clock. And many residents insist they wouldn’t consider living anywhere else…
New York Post, Sept. 24, 2014
This past Saturday, the West 75th Street Block Association threw their annual block party on the same stretch of West 75th Street and Broadway where they’ve done it for the past six years.
Pasta was on hand from nearby restaurant Papparadella. Project FIND, a group for seniors, hosted the dancing. Salads came from Viand Cafe. And the local merchants raffled off prizes like gift baskets from Fairway, or $100 gift certificates to the Italian restaurant ’Cesca…
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And Partners is a strategic design firm that creates change for our clients using a methodology that goes far beyond the expected. Since 1999, we’ve helped brand and market over $4.5 billion worth of residential properties in Manhattan. Our approach integrates branding, design, innovation and technology — along with deep experience outside the real estate industry — to design every detail of the customer experience. The result is a more robust and more intelligent turnkey offering for real estate projects of all kinds. www.andpartnersny.com