Inside a rare, unaltered $14.5M apartment in New York City’s iconic San Remo building

An unaltered, 5,000-square-foot San Remo apartment has recently landed on the market, giving us a peek inside one of the most desirable residential buildings in New York City.

Georgie Mihaila
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Photo credit: Coldwell Banker Warburg

Known for its Renaissance-style twin pinnacles, the San Remo is one of New York City’s most recognizable — and most desirable — residential buildings, with countless A-listers calling it home over the years (including Bono, Steven Spielberg, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, to name just a few).

But the building’s appeal extends beyond its long list of current and former celebrity residents.

Its history dates back to 1929 when acclaimed architect Emery Roth set out to build the first of New York City’s twin-towered residential skyscrapers. And he couldn’t have picked a better location, as the two towers, at 145 and 146 Central Park West on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, have two of the best addresses in town.

The San Remo building in New York City, with Central Park and a lake in front
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Towering over Central Park, the San Remo is now home to some of the world’s most coveted apartments. And one of these units has recently hit the market, sporting a $14.5 million price tag.

The massive 5,000-square-foot San Remo apartment has an impressive total of 11 rooms (originally 13), including a massive living room that overlooks the corner of Central Park West and West 74th Street, providing views east over Central Park.

Photo credit: Coldwell Banker Warburg

“Apartment 3C at 145 Central Park West provides the discerning buyer an opportunity to buy an unaltered 4-bedroom-and-library layout in Emery Roth’s Neoclassical masterpiece, the San Remo,” said listing broker and Coldwell Banker Warburg President Frederick Warburg Peters.

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“While it needs renovation, the flowing layout and palatial room dimensions make for one of the finest homes available today in New York,” Warburg added.

Photo credit: Coldwell Banker Warburg
Photo credit: Coldwell Banker Warburg

The San Remo apartment also comes with a spacious library, a dining room, and a breakfast room, also featuring a staff room and service entries adjacent to the eat-in kitchen and elevator landings. 

Photo credit: Coldwell Banker Warburg

While the $14.5 million price tag is far from affordable (to say the least), it’s worth noting that the home is being offered for sale at yesteryear’s prices.

The listing price is equal to what the current owner paid for the unit four years ago, making it a unique opportunity for well-off buyers looking to move into the highly exclusive San Remo building.

For reference, Diane Keaton’s former San Remo apartment re-listed in 2019 with the same $14.5 million asking price. But prices in the Emery Roth-designed building tend to go sky-high, with the best example being actress Demi Moore’s former unit, a 14-room triplex, that listed for a mind-boggling $75 million back in 2015 (it ended up selling for $45 million two years later).

Additional perks of living in the building include access to amenities like door staff, laundry facilities, a gym, and more. Of course, owners will be directly across the street from Central Park, and near all of the shops and restaurants on the Upper West Side.

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With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded