It’s Free to Look: A Brand-New Prewar on West End Ave [SLIDESHOW]

535 west end ave outside 0 Its Free to Look: A Brand New Prewar on West End Ave [SLIDESHOW]Over the past few years, the city has been moving steadily toward turning West End Avenue into a historic district. Recently, the Landmarks Preservation Commission outlined 745 buildings to be protected due to the overdevelopment that has threatened the street’s unmatched stock of prewar apartment buildings.

The city wouldn’t have to take this step if there were more new projects like 535 West End Avenue, a stunner of a building that looks like it teleported here from the 1920s. Designed by Lucien Lagrange — a recent recession casualty — for Extell Development, the building has been a smashing success, leading to bidding wars for some of its units.

If you act fast, perhaps you can avoid the same fate at units 5A and 5B, the only two massive (3,744 and 4,396 square feet, respectively) apartments on the floor. The beauty of the building is the way it seemlessly melds the look and charm of prewar — exposed beams, molding, parquet floors — with the height of modern luxury amenities.

SLIDESHOW: 535 West End Avenue

mchaban [at] observer.com / @mc_nyo

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