Concluding Condo Conversion


Centurion Property Investors recently announced that the new luxury condominium residences at 212 West 72nd Street, the Upper West Side’s signature curved glass building, have commenced first closings, with residents starting to move in. Situated on one of the neighbourhood’s most historic and vital corners, the building is a last-of-its-kind condo conversion project for New York City. The top-to-bottom renovation led by award-winning architecture firm CetraRuddy saw many of the former 196 rental apartments combined to create 108 spacious one- to five-bedroom private residences. Additionally, several new imaginative indoor-outdoor amenities have been introduced, such as the landscaped roof terrace and outdoor fitness space. 212 West 72nd Street’s transformation into a condominium is now complete, and the first of the finished spaces, including an entirely redesigned lobby, new amenities and several model residences, are now available for viewing and tours. Pricing for remaining inventory ranges from $1.299 million to $19.15 million.

“The new 212 West 72nd Street is one of few condominiums in the immediate area to offer concierge services, a full suite of amenities, light-filled modern interiors, home layouts affording an array of sizes, top-of-the-line finishes and striking views of neighbouring pre-war facades,” said John Tashjian. “We realized the incredible potential of this building and its location at the intersection of Broadway and 72nd Street, and we have been blown away by how well it has resonated in the community.”

According to Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, the exclusive marketing and sales agent at 212 West 72nd Street, sales have been strong with tremendous interest from current Upper West Side residents looking to upgrade, as well as people from all over the city, the Tri-state area and beyond who are drawn to this exceptionally convenient Manhattan location. It is notable that several former renters have returned to the building as buyers, eager to experience the same city energy with an all-new, and entirely upgraded look and feel.

“Purchasers at 212 West 72nd Street are coming from all over the world, but it’s been interesting to see just how many of them -- at one time or another -- have lived in this building before and have enjoyed its enviable location,” said AnneMarie Alexander, the condominium’s director of sales. “Past renters and their loved ones feel emotionally connected to the building and the memories they’ve made here, and we’re still seeing new sales inquiries from them today. Among the people who have bought are children of former residents and couples who have since married or become grandparents after living in the building. There is a nice sense of community already established, from newcomers to returning residents. We have retained the same staff and doormen from when the building first opened in 2010, so that will add another exciting and somewhat nostalgic layer to some of these first move-ins.”

Prospective buyers and brokers interested in experiencing the proven allure of 212 West 72nd Street can now tour new model residences staged by Interior Marketing Group on the higher floors of the building. The homes showcase many of the unique layouts offered at the condominium, which range in size from a 714- square-foot one bedroom to a 3,070-square-foot four bedroom. Some select listings also boast large terraces with cinematic Upper West Side vistas. A prime example of available homes with unrivalled private outdoor space are the property’s two marquee penthouse residences, Penthouses North and Penthouse South. Priced at $19.15 million and $13.5 million respectively, these mansions in the sky feature sprawling private rooftop lounges with unique amenities like hot tubs, pizza ovens as well as outdoor movie theatres, kitchens and showers.

One of the most highly anticipated components of the building’s transformation into 212 West 72nd Street is the inclusion of high-design indoor and outdoor common spaces. Residents will now arrive home to an elegant, double-height lobby featuring walnut panelling, custom-finished walls and archways, terrazzo flooring and a full-time concierge. They can also enjoy the building’s third floor amenity level offering an all new residents’ lounge, complete with seating areas and a landscaped outdoor terrace. Adjacent to the lounge is the children’s playroom, a light-filled space that has reading nooks and colourful banquettes used for play, arts and crafts, reading or homework. There is also a state-of-the-art, windowed fitness centre curated by The Wright Fit with stationary bikes, treadmills and strength-training equipment. The space features stunning wood panelling on the ceiling and oversized windows overlooking the landscaped outdoor fitness area, which can be used for yoga, meditation and private training sessions.

An impressive landscaped private roof deck crowns the prominent corner of the 20-story building. As residents move in, they can enjoy a sundeck with lounges, private entertaining spaces and barbeques and look forward to using a cosy gas fireplace as the weather gets colder, all with the backdrop of a sweeping panorama of the Upper West Side that includes Central Park. Additional amenities and services include a full-time doorman, a live-in resident manager, cold storage, bicycle storage and private residents’ storage.

Nestled between Central and Riverside Parks and overlooking the treetops of Verdi Square, 212 West 72nd Street is located in the heart of the Upper West Side, a historic and cultured neighbourhood beloved for its green spaces, fine dining, luxury shopping, gourmet local grocers and venerated museums and world renowned performing arts. The building itself is home to a Trader Joe’s as well as a Duane Reade, and is just steps from the 72nd Street subway station, providing easy and convenient access to the rest of the city. 212 West 72nd Street represents a rare foray into modern architecture for this classic New York neighbourhood, and its completion has set a new standard for ideal, contemporary living on the Upper West Side.

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