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A Manhattan Aerie Takes in Views of the 200-Year-Old Theological Seminary Next Door

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position: Morningside Heights, Manhattan

price: $6.75 million

This 4 bedroom apartment is located on the 39th floor of a new Robert AM Stern designed mansion. condominium A tower soaring above the campus of Union Theological Seminary Morningside Heights Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood.

Mr. Stern and his company, RAMSA, worked closely with the 180-year-old non-denominational seminary associated with Columbia University in the design and construction of the 41-story, 165-unit Claremont Hall building.

With its brick and stone façade and cathedral windows, the project takes architectural cues from the seminary and nearby Riverside Church. Her architect CetraRuddy designed the common spaces and facilities, and within the building he also has 54,000 square feet of classrooms, offices, and faculty apartments.

Architectural firm CetraRuddy designed the common spaces and amenities.

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Claremont Hall “meets the needs of those who want to leave the beautiful pre-war co-ops and clattering pipes and move into the modern, but are not willing to upgrade to a glass tower.” Corcoran Sunshine Marketing The Group’s Claremont Hall Sales Director: “They’re looking for something more classic.”

Final construction of the building has been completed and it is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2023, Cicilioni said. “People can take a helmet tour and see the finish.”

There is only one other apartment on the 39th floor, she said, which is on the top floor of the building.

The residence centers around a 31-foot living and dining room, an open kitchen, all opening onto a private west-facing terrace. Design details include custom designed solid wood entry doors with polished chrome hardware, wide planked European white oak floors, up to 10 foot ceilings, oversized bays and gothic arches. Includes mold windows.

From the living/dining room, “you can see the East River to the Hudson River and the entire Columbia University campus,” Ciciglioni said. “You can see Central Park and the Reservoir and the very famous Midtown skyline.”

The open kitchen is “part of the action and there’s a very long island where people can gather,” she said. The kitchen features custom Italian cabinets, Calacatta Laza marble countertops, a ceramic tile backsplash, and Bosch paneling her appliances her package.

The west-facing primary bedroom suite has two walk-in closets and a windowed five-fitted marble bathroom.


The 2,764 square foot condo has 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 1 partial bathroom.


Three-floor amenity package includes walnut-paneled library, dining room, children’s playroom, creative makers’ room, lounge with terrace, fitness center, on-site parking, dramatic with soaring Gothic ceilings and original chandeliers Includes an indoor pool. and ceiling beams.

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Neighborhood Note

“Morningside Heights has a very strong sense of community,” says Sicilionsaid. “For a lot of people it feels very European.”

Riverside Church is across the street, she said. Other nearby attractions include Columbia University, Teachers College, Jewish Theological Seminary, Bernard His College, and General Grant National Memorial, also known as Grant’s Tomb.

Nearby parks include Central Park, Riverside Park, Sakura Park and Morningside Park.

Agent: Sofia Ciciglioni, Director of Sales, Claremont Hall, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

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