Unique UWS Co-Op Overlooking the American Museum of Natural History Seeks $8.2M

Who needs a night at the museum when you can have endless nights overlooking it? A newly-renovated and newly-listed Upper West Side apartment right above the American Museum of Natural History begs this question. With a design worthy of preservation and public viewing itself, the spread boasts views facing both North and South and sits within a landmarked building. Its beauty and location endlessly enchant but come at a steep price: $8.15 million.

Constructed in 1909, the building at 44 West 77th Street boasts alluring Manhattan homes. This particular unit, occupying a lively corner of the 10th  floor, counts 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms within its walls. Although much has been updated, each added detail from windows to floors to cabinetry is installed with care and respect to the apartment’s legacy. Huge windows cast light on a vast array of oversized spaces—an open concept kitchen and family room, salon with 14-foot ceilings, and double master embrace a seamless and bright flow.

Architectural details like ornately carved doorways, stained glass, and exquisite wood paneling create an atmosphere of historic charm, but modern elements bring in glamorous 21st-century style. Walls of Venetian plaster and custom electric blinds only serve to enhance the sense of effortless luxury oozing throughout. The bold bar then adds a fun pop of color, decked out in bright red.

Michael Kafka and Gabrielle Cangelosi of Douglas Elliman holds this eclectic Upper West Side listing