There are hundreds of Art Deco buildings of all types in New York City; the majority of them were built in the 20s and 30s.
Two major symbols infusing the Deco inspiration are Nature and the Machine. The architecture encapsulates the spirit of technological developments and the integration of the arts with industrial culture.
Four of the Top 5 Art Deco-designed residential buildings in NYC are on Central Park West. Central Park West is the most architecturally distinct area in NYC.
The Majestic at 115 Central Park West
Two twin towers extend from the structure’s base. The tops of the towers feature a Cubist element of simultaneous planes with intersecting vertical and horizontal forms.
The vertical forms rise to the top creating an abstract, space-age crenellation like sculptured outline in the sky.
55 Central Park West
A futurist composition is employed with applied decoration, geometric shapes, and the use of repetitive, crenellated geometric-like finials at each setback level that stimulates upward movement.
In a blended, neopolitan-like style, the bricks on the façade of the building evolve from a maroon color at the base to light tan at the top.
No apartments are currently for sale in the building however unit 9B at 55 Central Park West is in contract. The 900 sq ft, 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment’s asking price was $1.3 million.
The Eldorado at 300 Central Park West
Built in 1931, the Eldorado is one of the foremost Art Deco structures in the city with its notably sculptured twin towers that feature a series of setbacks, vertical pier formations, and futuristic-looking, cone-shaped finials.
The Ardsley at 320 Central Park West
Designed by renowned architect, Emery Roth and built in 1931, the Ardsley at 320 Central Park West is located between 91st and 92nd Streets.
Textural varieties were used for Deco patterns through the intricate laying of courses and brickwork
is laid out in decorative patterns. Two tripartite vertical bands thrust upward on each side of the building stimulating movement. The top portion of the building features a series of setbacks and projections providing outdoor space for some of the apartments.
Barbara Streisand used to own the penthouse in the building.
There are no apartments currently for sale in the building. According to StreetEasy, the average sale price in the building is close to $2.5 million.
River House at 435 East 52nd Street
Designed by Bottomley, Wagner & White and imbued with Classicism and an Art Deco-style, the River House at 435 East 52nd Street by the East River, is one of the most exclusive residential buildings in Manhattan.
The U-shaped plan of the River House consists of two 15-story wings, a 27-story tower, two courtyards and a grand entrance gate facing south.