This Week’s Price Chop – 300 Central Park West, Apartment 9B

The latest edition of Price Chop looks at a generously sized residence with a classic floorplan in the iconic Eldorado. 

Apartment 9B at 300 Central Park West is a seven room residence with 3 bedrooms and four full 4 baths.  The current asking price of $2,995,000 represents a 20.1% drop from the original price of $3,750,000. The property was introduced to the market in July. It’s in need of a renovation.

The Eldorado is regarded as one of the great pre-war buildings on Central Park West.  The building occupies the full block front between 90th Street and 91st Street and sits across from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.  The storied art-deco structure, with its soaring twin towers, was designed by Margon & Holder in collaboration with Emery Roth. The building opened in 1931 as a rental property and converted to  co-operative ownership in 1982.  It rises 30 floors and contains 208 apartments.

A few notable celebrities that have called the Eldorado home are Marilyn Monroe, Groucho Marx, Ron Howard, Faye Dunaway and Michael J. Fox.

Apartment 9-B has all the classic elements of a historic prewar residence.   Large scaled rooms, rich architectural details, a large entrance gallery, a formal dining room and a staff room. There is both a regular entrance and a service entrance into the kitchen pantry.

The living room features an arched entryway, decorative fireplace with mantle herringbone-style floors and a wide assortment of moldings.  

The service wing of the apartment includes a windowed corner kitchen with a large pantry, the staff room and an adjoining bath.  

The Eldorado is a luxury full-service co-op with an array of amenities. This includes a fitness center, basketball court, laundry room, storage and a landscaped roof deck.The apartment is being represented by Beth Benalloul, Sammy Benalloul, and Alexis Shea of Corcoran. For more information on this historic property, please visit Linecity.

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