Large Scale Living on West End Avenue

  Last modified on January 2nd, 2022

Originally built in 1908 as a private school, 555 West End Avenue (at 87th Street) has become one of New York City’s most sought-after residential addresses – especially for those seeking expansive space which is so difficult to find in NYC.

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This boutique condominium offers sprawling four-bedroom homes with elegant architectural details and true privacy, with only thirteen residences and all but two with elevators opening directly into the residence.

The spacious residences, nearly all of which come with unique layouts, feature soaring ceiling heights, beautiful windows, grand entry foyers, walk-in pantries, eat-in chef’s kitchens and abundant natural sunlight. Only five apartments remain on the market.

Those still available include a gracious flat, Residence 3W; a triplex townhouse, Townhouse North; the dramatic Library; the breathtaking Solarium Penthouse; and the light-filled Terrace Penthouse.

Designed for those who love the feel of a house but desire full service, security and amenities, Townhouse North has 4,372 square feet of space spread across three floors. Each of its four bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, and there are two powder rooms and a private entrance. Brilliant light enters the 29-foot Great Room through nine-foot windows, and in the enormous eat-in kitchen is a 15-foot long polished Arabescato marble slab breakfast bar.

555 West End Avenue Townhouse Living Room

Townhouse Living Room

The Library’s most stunning feature is its 18.5-foot ceilings – still, its five towering arched windows will capture your attention. The two-level, 3,463-square-foot space comes with a private landing, five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, and a south-facing primary bedroom containing two walk-in closets and a luxurious bath with Calacatta gold marble slabs.

Library Living Room_Hayes Davidson

Library Living Room -photo by Hayes Davidson

The splendid Solarium – formerly the school’s gymnasium – features a 19-foot arched ceiling with a full glass wall opening to a terrace large enough for an outdoor dinner party. This rare and remarkable home’s three bedrooms include a 17’4″ x 18’7″ primary with a 5-fixture primary bath, radiant-heat floors, towel warmers, steam shower and private Toto Neorest smart toilet.

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Solarium Penthouse Living Room – photo by Hayes Davidson

Spanning over 5,000 square feet across two sun-saturated floors, the nine-room Terrace Penthouse also has over 2,800 square feet of outdoor space. A stunning and sweeping outdoor staircase connects the first level’s wrap-around terrace with a magnificent, 1,511-square-foot roof terrace, from which you can take in the extensive city and river views. Winter months can be thoroughly enjoyed with the assistance of a marble gas fireplace which is the centerpiece of the living room, dining room and den.

Terrace Penthouse Living Room_Hayes Davidson

Terrace Penthouse Living Room – photo by Hayes Davidson

Elegant finishes designed by Tamarkin Co. illustrate the attention to detail present throughout the building. The residences’ voluminous chef’s kitchens feature spacious pantries with solid white oak cabinetry handcrafted by Christopher Peacock, Nanz hardware, honed Pietra Cardosa stone floors, polished Arabescato marble slab countertops and backsplashes, as well as top-of-the-line Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances. Elegant primary baths feature hand-selected Calacatta Gold marble slabs, custom white oak vanities by Christopher Peacock and Lefroy Brooks fixtures.

Terrace Penthouse Kitchen_Hayes Davidson

Terrace Penthouse Kitchen – photo by Hayes Davidson

For buyers in search of a one-of-a-kind home with even more living space, 555 West End Avenue offers an incredible opportunity to combine the Terrace Penthouse and Solarium Penthouse into one magnificent home. Unlike any other home on the market in New York City, the duplex residence has unmatched private outdoor space, spanning over 3,100 square feet, including a South-facing balcony, sprawling wrap-around terrace and private full-floor roof terrace. The combined penthouse spans over 8,400 square feet across two full floors and offers six bedrooms, six bathrooms and two powder rooms.

Residents of 555 West End Avenue enjoy a selection of curated amenities including a 24-hour attended lobby with refrigerated storage, bike room and stroller valet, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and recreation room with a wet bar, pool table, lounge chairs and large-screen TV. Private storage is available for purchase.

Located in the heart of the coveted Upper West Side, 555 West End Avenue offers residents access to world-class dining and cultural attractions, as well as the peaceful respite of a quiet, tree-lined street. Ideal for families, the boutique condominium is moments from two of the City’s most desirable green spaces, Riverside Park and Central Park, and countless cultural attractions perfect for children of all ages, such as the Museum of Natural History, Children’s Museum and Lincoln Center. The area is also home to many of New York City’s most prestigious secondary schools.

CL Investment Group developed 555 West End Avenue in partnership with Tamarkin Co. Sotheby’s International Realty and Compass Development Marketing Group are the co-exclusive sales and marketing firms. For additional information, please visit

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