Dakota Building Apartments For Sale – wouldn’t it be nice?

by Jonathan Squire on August 4, 2011

Of all the real estate in New York City, none has the prestige and attracts curiosity as much as Dakota Building apartments for sale. It seems that there is always demand for real estate in the building, which has a colorful history and continues to present an imposing presence in the city. While the building may be best known as the home of John Lennon and the location of his shooting, there are many other reasons why the Dakota has a formidable reputation that continues to endure.

Dakota building apartments for sale

The Dakota Building © by mikecogh

What you may expect to find in Dakota building apartments for sale

The building itself is square, built around a central courtyard containing a fountain at the center. There are separate lobbies at each corner with a series of stairs and lifts going up to the higher levels. One of the main features of the building is the very large apartments which invariably feature very large ceilings. Built in 1884, the Dakota building is located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side.

The building is not short on history, that’s for sure, and there is a long list of prominent former residents who chose to call it home. These include Lauren Bacall, Rudolf Nureyev, Boris Karloff, and Jack Palance among others. As a co-op apartment building, there is a certain difficulty in securing

Dakota Building apartments for sale as evidenced by the rejection of Melanie Griffiths and Antonio Banderas’ attempt to purchase an apartment from Albert Maysles. Maysles expressed his disappointment that the building was moving more away from people with personality and creativity and closer towards people who just have money.

The price of Dakota Building apartments for sale

Naturally the prices of apartments are prone to change and variation depending on the time, the market and the specific apartment in question, however there are enough apartments in the building to ensure that there is usually at least one available on the market. Originally built to consist of 65 apartments ranging in size from 5 to 20 rooms, there are now 93 units all with various configurations.

At the time of writing, there were several apartments on the market:

  • 5 bedrooms from 17,950,000
  • 4 bedrooms from 16,500,000
  • 3 bedrooms from 5,850,000
  • 2 bedrooms from 4,395,000
These are not exactly what you would call cheap houses for sale, but they cater directly to a certain city market who want a little style, prestige and history with their day to day life. If you are serious about looking at Dakota Building New York apartments for sale, be prepared to be amazed at the experience. Even inspecting one of these prestigeous properties is not a simple task easily organized – please be prepared for an extended application process and a good wait. Also note that just as it was when the building first opened (all apartments were let on opening day), the Dakota Building continues to be incredibly popular and a very desirable building to call home.


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