110 Central Park South – The Intercontinental
Formerly the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Intercontinental Hotel, erected in 1925 by Samuel Minskoff and converted to a Co-op by Anbau Enterprises in 2006, this 25 story structure dons 118 hotel-apartment units and was redesigned by Costas Kondylis. The Intercontinental is considered to be one of the prime condominiums when it comes to elegance, design, and location. It was built before the war, thus giving its pre-war appeal perfectly contrasting with Manhattan’s modern and luxurious atmosphere and style. Anbau Enterprises conversion added three floors to the structure, now offering five penthouses with some fireplaces, three which occupy full floors of approximately 4,000 square feet.
Displaying an entrance that would make the most meticulous people speechless, this building has a six-story limestone-clad base with pilasters from the third and fifth floors. Kitchens have modern finishes with Poggenpohl cabinetry, Sub-Zero refrigerators, Miele cook-tops and Asko washer and dryers while the bathrooms have sycamore vanities and marble tops, Kaldewei bathtubs and frameless glass shower enclosures.
Intercontinental contrasts by providing pre-war beauty paired with modern design and a wide array of modern services including an advanced fitness center, dining areas, private gardens and more. Intercontinental makes sure that the residents are living the good life. In fact, Intercontinental has housed a number of famous and rich people including Bennett Cerf, Raymond Loewy and Earl Carroll to name a few.