Historic Condo Conversion At 555 West End Avenue Readies For First Closings, On The UWS

(As previously published in YIMBY) Closings will soon begin at 555 West End Avenue, a landmarked Beaux Arts building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Following the conversion of the early 20th century structure for residential use, it now comprises 13 condominium homes.

The building dates back to 1908 and was originally designed by architect William A. Boring. The property functioned as the St. Agnes Boys High School and was landmarked for its pristine red brick and limestone façade completed in English Collegiate Gothic style.

The conversion was both designed and developed by Tamarkin Co., and CM & Associates was the construction management firm involved on this project. The team repurposed the building to support a collection of spacious apartments, penthouses, and large townhomes. Each residence features 12- to 20-foot ceilings, oversized windows, and classic architectural details throughout.

Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a fitness center, a stroller valet, a communal lounge, a recreation room with a pool table and dart board, cold storage, and bike storage. Residents will also have access to expanded private storage areas at an additional cost.

“555 West End Avenue is a rare new condominium offering located in an idyllic part of the Upper West Side, surrounded by classic architecture, beautiful parks, restaurants, and culture,” said Alexa Lambert of Compass Development, which is handling sales along with Sotheby’s International Realty. “With the building complete and first closings nearly underway, we anticipate its appeal to further increase among luxury buyers.”

The project team also includes CL Investment Group, which co-developed the project, and preservation firm Higgins Quasebarth & Partners.

Pricing for the condominiums begins at $7.9 million for a four-bedroom with four and a half bathrooms.