The Olcott, located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, offers great apartments for families. Each prewar apartment integrates traditional comforts with modern design. This blend of designs is something more difficult to find in terms of New York real estate. The lobby of the Olcott retains much of what made it grand in the late 1920s, but it has been updated to carry favor with modern New Yorkers.
Residents at the Olcott enjoy over-sized windows, with high ceilings. The kitchens feature custom Italian cabinetry, with Sub-Zero refrigerators, Dacor cook tops and wall ovens, and Miele dishwashers. The Waterworks bathrooms are fitted with marble rain showers and heated floors. These modern design elements are situated around contemporary architecture, creating a warm, familiar environment without sacrificing the luxury of modern design.
Amenities abound at the Olcott. Residents have full use of a fitness room, as well as a children’s playroom, cold storage, bicycle storage, resident dining room and a doorman and 24-hour concierge. The apartments are also pet friendly. The close proximity to Central Park is certainly a benefit to pet owners.
The value of New York real estate is certainly dependent not only on amenities but also on location. The Upper West End is a great place to live, not just because of its abundance of commuter options but also because of local neighborhood attractions. The Olcott is near the Lincoln Center, Central Park and a number of restaurants and shopping locations. The building itself is within steps of Manhattan’s 1/2/3, B and C subway lines.