Rare is the individual who can resist the ineffable charm, halo of history and peerless patina of apartments created as studios for visual artists and musicians. They exist predominantly, though not exclusively, on the Upper West Side.
Buildings created with artists in mind often feature some combination of soaring ceilings, leaded-glass windows, British overtones, ornamental woodwork and, naturally, great northern light.
I can think of such buildings on Central Park South, above Carnegie Hall and in the Lincoln Square area.
There is almost nothing like them, and that undoubtedly explains the premiums they normally command. Continue reading