6 Hand-Picked Homes Near Central Park
A look at some of our best homes around Central Park
As its name suggests, this is a park…and it’s very central. In fact, it is the most central of all the parks in New York, so it really does earn its epithet. The good thing about that, of course, is that not only is it surrounded by a flurry of some of our best Plum Guide homes, but it is within a short walk of some of the best attractions in the city. You can go and watch a production at the famous Carnegie Hall or the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. You might want to drop in at the Park Armory or the Jewish Museum. Then, actually inside the park, you’ll find even more landmarks and sights. Relax by the lakes and ponds, ice skate at the Lasker Rink and hang out in the Strawberry Fields. If you want to spend some of your holiday in and around the park, it’d be a great idea to rent somewhere nearby, so heed our expert Plum Guide advice and book a stay in one of these exclusive homes near Central Park.
Book a stay at The Swirl House
Right on the western side of the park, The Swirl House looks like something out of a New York movie. It has beautiful wooden furnishings, colourful modern art and intriguing window patterns, allowing light to permeate a room filled with plush furniture and a fireplace. As a key part of the Upper West Side, it has a wonderful character, and is owned by artists. Unwind at the end of a busy day of sightseeing with a glass of wine in the garden.
Take a trip to The Bramford
This delightful home lies just to the west of the Strawberry Fields section of Central Park. On the other side of the home is the Riverside Park, so you’ll get great views of the Hudson. In the flat, enjoy the open living space and fully-equipped kitchen. Relax in front of the TV or play music from the trendy, retro speaker. Admire the colourful designs of the bedrooms.
Lodge in The Friendly Lion
Now, we’re moving on east to the Friendly Lion. This simple and stylish studio apartment has a minimalist design, and serves as an ideal base for exploring the park. It has a lovely sofa and a table overlooked by a snarling lion. (Don’t worry, it’s not alive, nor dead, but a picture in a frame.) Climb to the building’s communal roof terrace to indulge in the luxuries of a pool and a gym in central New York.
Reserve your stay at A Fine Madness
A little further south in the Upper East Side stands the duplex of A Fine Madness. Its upper terrace and two-story private garden will make you feel like you’re living in an extension of the leafy Central Park. In reality, it’s a treasured green spot in New York’s iconic concrete jungle. The home is often lived in, which means it has a personal touch, and the kitchen is fully stocked.
Reside at Belle Vue
Belle Vue is what its title suggests: it has impressive views through large floor to ceiling windows of the skyscrapers and attractions of central New York City. Make use of the building’s private gym and pool to keep fit and active, or to simply wind down after a day of exploring the park and the rest of Manhattan. The one-bedroom flat makes for an idyllic and minimalist setting to explore the park.
Call Hudson Corner home
Just outside the southwestern corner of the park, the Hudson Corner is a home known for its views of the Hudson River, as well as the glimmering towers that appear to huddle around it. At night, see the city that never sleeps come alive with light. The home has a concierge service at all times, as well as a roof terrace and a gym.