Friday, November 25, 2016


Number 92 Morningside Park was an abandoned shell facing Morningside Park for over a decade but has been restored into a boutique luxury rental residence in the past year.  We finally were able to take a tour of the 45 unit complex which had the official move-in date two months ago and now is at 90 percent occupied.  The entirely gut renovated interior is one of the rare combinations of modern and classic details which comes at half the cost of similar apartments found downtown.

A dramatic lobby lined in dark wood paneling, vaulted ceilings at the entrance, marble floors, mid century fixtures and gold tone sculptural element was the first thing that one will notice out front.   Most gut renovations tend to be generic white boxes but the modern and traditional mix here has more of contemporary international feel to it.

Touring the individual units that were available also was quite an eye opener since each one has its own distinct design to them which is the opposite of what most developers spend on renovations.  Wide plank wood floors add a lot of character to the main units while herringbone planks set a more modern tone at the penthouse floors.  Marble in the bath units with rain shower heads in the bath and polished cross handle fixture allude to the past but has and updated elegance.

An interesting point about the kitchen is that the cabinet paneling is also used as a veneer for the refrigerator which is a more costly way to make a functional space appear seamless.  One unit even had a modern marble fireplace that has both form and function but without the log requirements. The views at this location by the corner of 122nd face Morningside Park and the proximity to the express subway stop on 125th Street makes this one of the most ideal locations to be found uptown.  A few of the staged apartments have been leased out but the some standard units including the penthouse are available.  More details and contact information can be found on the official 92 Morningside site: LINK

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