It’s Free to Look: The Original 15 CPW

sherry netherland Its Free to Look: The Original 15 CPWRobert A.M. Stern’s masterpiece at 15 Central Park West may get all the attention these days, but it owes a debt of gratitude to its predecessor across the park. In an interview three years ago, Stern told The Observer that the Sherry-Netherland, along with some of the Upper East Side’s storied co-ops, was where he gleaned many of the features and facets for his new ultra-lux project.

For those looking for that original feel, here is perhaps the perfect two-bedroom apartment. It’s asking a steep $3.9 million with Corcoran’s Anne Marie Moriarty–and we mean that in a good way, as this apartment is on the 21st floor. That affords the buyer a grand south-facing corner with ample light and views of the park and the Empire State Building, plus two sizable sleeping quarters. It certainly beats the prices at the ever-more-expensive 15 CPW, too.

Slideshow: Park Views and Pedigree at the Sherry-Netherland. >>

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