St Urban 285 Central Park West New York was built in 1906 and designed by Robert S. Lyons, the St. Urban’s residences feature spacious rooms, tall ceilings, rich mahogany and quarter-sawn oak finishes, libraries, foyers, grand dining rooms, large kitchens and a unique, first-of-its-kind central refrigeration system providing each apartment with a private chiller. Many large bay windows, usually located in the living rooms, offer views of Central Park and most units have wine cellars and maids’ quarters; several of the upper-floor apartments also have working fireplaces.
285 Central Park West has been renovated over the past few years, with its roof and exterior recently undergoing a major restoration. The St. Urban’s amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a gym with a full-sized indoor basketball court and bicycle storage. It is close to Central Park, shops and restaurants and the American Museum of Natural History.
The St. Urban at 285 Central Park West has always been viewed as an apartment with great distinction because of its great design. The exterior of the building is just as veautiful as its interior. From the moment a guest enters the building, they are transported back in the French era where detail was very important. The building is considered as one of Manhattan’s most spectacular residential buildings because of its embellishments and flamboyant design. The building has a very powerful personality fit for residents that also have the same characteristic. It welcomes guests with a large and lavish driveway that not all residential buildings in New York have. Some of the apartments have their own fireplaces to keep the residents warm, and all of the units have lots of architectural details that have been deeply thought of by the building designer, Robert T. Lyons. It is designed to give a feeling of openness to the residents and inspired by the French Second Empire.