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The Belnord, the iconic 1908 apartment house, is now being redesigned into Upper West Side condominiums. The project, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, is being developed by HFZ Capital Group and Westbrook Partners with sales slated to begin this Spring. The Belnord is a full-block residential building between 86th and 87th Streets that includes 25,000 square feet of retail space. The project’s teaser site shows the journey that residents will take from the street, through a grand archway, and into the building’s inner courtyard, which is among the largest in the city.

GLOBEST

Westbrook Partners has purchased a stake in The Belnord, the full-block residential development from HFZ Capital Group on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The classic 1908 building is being renovated according to a design by renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects, who are working to restore the structure to its original splendor. The 14-story building will house 215 luxury Upper West Side condos as well as 25,000 square feet of retail space. Homes at this former rental building will be available for purchase for the first time. When asked for comment, Paul D. Kazilionis, chairman and CEO of Westbrook Partners, called The Belnord “one of the most iconic residential properties in the city.“

REBUSINESS ONLINE

Westbrook Partners and HFZ Capital Group have teamed up to bring 215 converted Upper West Side condos at The Belnord to market. The project entails turning the full-block multifamily building, which was built in 1908 and granted landmark status in 1980, from rental units into a collection of luxury Upper West Side condominiums, complete with a meticulous makeover by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Residents of The Belnord will certainly enjoy all the perks of living in this iconic structure, including two grand archways leading into one of the city’s largest inner courtyards, which features a spacious driveway and a seating area with trees and the original fountain.

THE REAL DEAL

When HFZ Capital Group purchased The Belnord from Extell Development in 2015, the firm had big plans for the iconic residential building. After a 110-year history of exclusively offering rental units, the landmark is being converted by Westbrook Partners and HFZ Capital Group into new Upper West Side condominiums for sale. The full-block, gated building was built in 1908 and houses one of the city’s largest inner courtyards. Renowned firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects is overseeing the renovations. When complete, the 14-story building will house 215 Upper West Side condos as well as 25,000 square feet of retail space.

NEW YORK POST

As house-hunting season dawns in New York City, the New York Post highlights the spectacular new properties making their way to market. One of the most exciting new developments, The Belnord, combines an iconic residential building with modern sensibilities to create beautiful Upper West Side condominiums. Developers HFZ Capital Group teamed up with renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects to renovate the full- block residential building into a classically inflected collection of homes for sale for the first time in the building’s 110-year history. Residents of the 14-story building will enjoy easy access to Central Park and many of the city’s best museums.

CURBED

As New Yorkers welcome Spring with open arms, realtors and developers are entering their busiest season of the year. In a recent roundup of new homes around the city, Curbed featured The Belnord, the renovation of an iconic Upper West Side full-block residential building. Robert A.M. Stern Architects has reshaped the former rental property into a luxury collection of Upper West Side condominiums, which are for sale (not rent) for the first time in the building’s 110-year history. The Belnord’s central courtyard, with a landscaped garden, is one of the largest in the city.

COMMERCIAL OBSERVER

Though the Manhattan real estate investment market struggled last year, Commercial Observer highlights some of the deals that did go through. One of the noteworthy investments happened on the Upper West Side, where Westbrook Partners joined HFZ Capital Group’s renovation project at The Belnord. This 110-year-old rental is an Upper West Side icon, and, together with Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Westbrook Partners and HFZ Capital Group are converting its rental units into new Upper West Side condos for sale for the first time in the building’s history. In addition to 215 luxury apartments, The Belnord is home to 25,000 square feet of retail space and one of the city’s largest private courtyards.

MANSION GLOBAL

As Winter gives way to Spring, and New Yorkers emerge from their winter hideaways, so too does the New York City housing market begin to awake from its slumber. One of the most exciting developments making its way to market this season is The Belnord, the recently transformed 1908 Beaux-Arts full-block residential building on the Upper West Side. Robert A.M. Stern Architects has designed the landmarked building’s renovation, while Edmund Hollander brings a re-designed garden to the spacious central courtyard, all helping to convert the rental units into Upper West Side condos, which are for sale for the first time in the building’s 110-year existence.