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Top 10 Most Stylish Apartment Buildings

If you’ve got it, flaunt it, as the saying goes.  These buildings are not necessarily the most fashionable nor the most expensive, but they are unquestionably special and their residents walk tall and proud even if they are not all Egyptians.  When they get bored, they simply go to The Frick Collection to gaze at Gainsborough’s coiffed ladies in a park for an instant cure. 

#1 - The Plaza, 1 Central Park South

Eloise, that impish brat of a young girl still runs riot here, dashing by the storm-tossed New Yorkers in Everett Shinn's great murals rushing to "Black and White" balls here.


  • Twenty-Five apartments currently for sale from $1,350,000 to $33,950,000

#2 - Sherry Netherland Hotel, 781 Fifth Avenue

Undaunted by fear of being crushed by dragon-held lanterns, revelers storm past doormen to rush downstairs to Doubles for a last dance after a few Bellinis at Cipriani's.


  • Nine apartments currently for sale from $575,000 to $67,000,000

#3 - The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

This is not a Gothic disco, but it does take a lot of courage to sneak past the sentry box at the entrance.


  • Three apartments currently for sale from $1,295,000 to $12,500,000

#4 - The Dorilton, 171 West 71st Street

Did you tell your grandchildren that you posed as one of the putti on the entrance gate, or the winsome maidens on the Broadway facade, or the titans holding up balconies on the sidestreet?

#5 - The Gainsborough, 222 Central Park South

The ladies at in the great Gainsborough painting at The Frick Collection on Fifth Avenue not only had lots of gray hairs but very attractive dresses as they promenaded in their park just as the residents in his namesake building, the city's best "studio" apartment buidling, do on proper occasions.


  • Three apartments currently for sale from $695,000 to $2,499,000

1-4 bedroom residences priced from $2.085M. Immediate occupancy. View Property
David Chipperfield’s First Residential Building in New York City View Property

#6 - 40 Bond, 40 Bond Street

Who needs pre-war when you can fend off the world with your wondrous "grafitti" front fence and your lustrous, very thick and luminous green-glass facades in this best of all possible, kaleidoscopic worls. 


  • One apartment for sale at $13,500,000

#7 - The Ardsley, 320 Central Park West

Don't let some street hustler try to convince you that great Art Deco-style is all zig-zags when you know that bold geometric patterning is also part of that great grab-bag of bouncing rhythm.


  • One apartment for sale at $3,500,000

#8 - New York By Gehry, 8 Spruce Street

This very cool, very tall, and very rippled rental tower designed by Frank O. Gehry looks "shaken, not stirred."



#9 - The San Remo, 145 Central Park West

World's most elegant twin-towered residential skyscaper


  • Three apartments currently for sale from $4,495,000 to $20,000,000

#10 - Trump Tower, 721 Fifth Avenue

Big,  bold and brassy, of course, but also with a sloping lobby and a splash at the waterfall.


  • Nineteen apartments currently for sale from $1,575,000 to $9,995,000

1-4 bedroom residences priced from $2.085M. Immediate occupancy. View Property
David Chipperfield’s First Residential Building in New York City View Property
Expansive NYC and Hudson River views with amazing amenities, nestled between Chelsea and Theater District View Property
Upper West Side amenity-rich, modern luxury studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom rentals View Property
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