You’ve heard of the Arconia, the beautiful fictional Upper West Side apartment building that serves as the setting for Hulu’s hit “Only Murders In The Building.” But did you know that the Arconia is actually based on the very real Belnord, one of the grandest turn-of-the-century residential buildings in Manhattan? The Belnord is just as grand as the fictional Arconia and has recently unveiled gorgeous new amenities that make Residence 209 even more appealing.
The Belnord’s condominiums are nearly 75% sold, and with all the charm of the original 1908 construction by Hiss & Weekes plus incredible new amenities, it isn’t hard to see why. Robert A.M. Stern designed the grandly outfitted interiors of the renovated condominiums, which perfectly complement the Gilded Age building’s spacious 22,000-square-foot private courtyard.
Residence 209 is a corner unit boasting four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and a fourth-floor location. With 10-foot ceilings, stunning oversized mahogany window frames and both north and east exposures, the entire space is flooded with natural light. The white oak floors with charming chevron and plank patterns round off the charming pre-war details.
The formal entry foyer flows into the corner great room, perfect for hosting guests thanks to its proximity to the eat-in kitchen, complete with a custom design by Molteni. Details such as the Calacatta Gold marble island, countertops and backsplash; white lacquer custom cabinetry; state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances; and 45-bottle Sub Zero wine refrigerator make the kitchen a pleasurable gathering space for the whole family.
The primary suite sits tucked into the end of the bedroom gallery for the ultimate private getaway. Abundant closet space and the spa-like windowed primary bathroom, complete with Siberian white slab marble, bespoke vanities and heated floors, are just the start of the suite’s offerings.
The three additional bedrooms all boast individual bathrooms equipped with Grigio Nicola stone, heated floors and vanities by Molteni. The bedroom set off the great room can easily function as a den, office or another function according to the buyer’s desire. Additionally, the laundry room’s Whirlpool washer and dryer, high-performance VRF dedicated HVAC system, Intrahome Systems integrated technology infrastructure and ample storage space throughout make this Upper West Side home an ideal choice for the discerning buyer.
30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities make days spent at the Belnord enjoyable no matter the season. The Belnord Club is a light-drenched, two-story space offering a world-class fitness center, double-height sports court and a luxe Club Lounge with a fireplace, dining room, children’s playroom and more. The 24-hour attended lobby, expansive porte-cochere and gorgeous 22,000-square-foot courtyard and garden are only the icing on the cake of all that the Belnord has to offer. $6.25 million, Maya Kadouri, Ammanda Espinal and Sabrina Saltiel, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 212.891.7000, 212.496.8269, 212.350.2205
Photography by: courtyard photo by Evan Joseph, all other photos by Rafael de Cardenas