One of the first things to note about The Level Club is that it wasn’t always a Luxury condominium building. In fact, it has had numerous chapters in it’s life before it ever became a luxury condominium.
The Level Club was in fact built in 1927 as a men’s club for Freemasons. This lasted only a couple of years and the neo-romanesque building tried it’s hand at being a hotel and/or drug re-hab center.
In the end, the best use seems to be a luxury condominium in one of the great neigborhoods in New York City- The Upper West Side. The Level Club is also right next door to another famous condominium call The Ansonia.
As you enter the Level Club Condominium at 253 West 73rd Street, you notice the wide, open lobby with the double height ceilings and ornate moldings. There is a balcony half way up that leads to both apartments and some office units.
Most of the units in the building are different and quite a few of them have multiple levels and vaulting ceilings. There is a tremendous amount of charm in this building and lots of character.
When I sold a 3 bedroom apartment in this building, it had vaulted ceilings and had been totally renovated in a modern style of the day. It was beautiful. The apartment has one of the few terraces in the building and both south and West exposure. My clients were delighted, because the current owners had renovated in the very same stye that they themselves had done recently to a house the owned in New Jersey. So it was perfect.
The only problem was that there was already a deal on the apartment. Someone had been dragging their feet on signing the contracts, and I only had the weekend to put this entire deal together and get fully executed contracts. Well, the terms had already been ironed out and my client was game to put in a long weekend, so we took a shot. By Sunday, we had put everythiing together, including and all cash deal and the seller had signed too. A real New York real estate story.
Needless to say, I love this building and always try to show units there whenever possible.
It is located right down the street from Fairway and the 72nd street Express Subway and Trader Joe’s. Right across the street is the Famous Grey’s Papaya too. In addition, Both Central Park and Riverside Park are only steps away.