393 West End Avenue: Old World Charm Meets New World Comfort on the Upper West Side

  Last modified on April 2nd, 2023

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A Reimagined Piece of New York History
Situated within the landmark West End Collegiate Historic District, 393 West End Avenue is a storied building tastefully transformed for the modern era. What is likely the last condominium conversion to come to market in the neighborhood, 393 West End Avenue provides a seamless weaving of classic and contemporary in a rare opportunity. The building’s impeccably preserved Pre-war architectural details convey a sense of history, while the modern layouts, high-end finishes and thoughtful amenities meet the demands of today’s discerning homebuyers.

A Prewar Classic, Transformed by CetraRuddy
Originally designed by architects Goldner & Goldner and constructed in 1927, 393 West End Avenue features Collegiate Gothic architecture and original 1920s details now skillfully preserved by award-winning architecture and interior design firm, CetraRuddy.

The building makes an immediate impression – antique bronze doors with distinctive lion medallions showcase its 1920s heritage, while eye-catching plaster tassels and a scalloped cornice reference the great opera houses of the era. The lantern ironwork is a classic masterpiece of metalwork.

Starting at $1.23 million in price, the residences range in size from one to four bedrooms offering functional floor plans with varying layouts adaptable to individual preferences and needs. Larger residences span 1,695 to 4,230 square feet, with generously scaled great rooms that flow seamlessly between entertaining areas.

The interplay of metal and stone adds an understated richness to every residence, while a soft walnut palette imbues warmth. Custom-stained French Chevron-style floors and restored tray ceilings pay homage to the historic character of the building. Generous banks of windows bring in an abundance of natural light and frame the picturesque views of the Upper West Side streetscape.

The open plan kitchens boast Naica Quartzite countertops and backsplashes, custom cabinetry composed of handpicked variegated smoked oak wood in a walnut tone, and fluted glass. A suite of paneled Miele appliances echoes the cabinetry, while the stoves’ brushed light antique bronze hood rounds out the warm, modern look.

20th Century Artistry, 21st Century Amenities
The building’s 4,000 square feet of amenities are crafted with an artistic touch and appeal to both adults and children. Intended to feel like an extension of one’s home, they include the Great Room, equipped with private nooks for study or remote work; a serene landscaped courtyard that offers a peaceful escape from the bustling streets of New York City; a plush Club Room perfect for hosting; a state-of-the-art fitness center; a junior lounge with a gaming station and hangout space; and a children’s playroom known as “The Cottage,” which opens onto its own dedicated outdoor space referred to as The Porch.

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A Residential Haven in the Heart of the Upper West Side
393 West End is set in a quiet enclave that exudes the cinematic charm of iconic New York films such as When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail and has long been a destination for New Yorkers and their families. Nestled among tree-lined blocks dotted with quaint cafes and sweeping parks teeming with greenery, this is a premier location in the West End Collegiate Historic District, just one block from Riverside Park and the Hudson River. Residents are afforded convenient access to grocery stores and other everyday necessities, as well as popular boutiques and beloved cultural landmarks including Lincoln Center and the Museum of Natural History.

Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for 393 West End Avenue. Sales are being led by Louise Phillips of The Louise Phillips Forbes Team, who has launched and managed successful campaigns for many of the neighborhood’s most esteemed residential conversions including 498 West End Avenue, 220 West 93rd Street and 905 West End Avenue. To learn more about current availability or to schedule a tour of the building’s model residences, please call the sales office at (212) 319-4393 or visit www.393westend.com.

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