Life on the top of the hill has distinct advantages for the residents of Park Terrace Gardens. Built in 1940, the five-building complex is called the “Gardens” for a reason; the entire center of the block is a lovingly landscaped private garden, with much of the planting done by a team of resident volunteers.
This sense of community extends from the annual garden party, where residents get to know one another, to more casual cookouts on the common roof terraces. These specially designed rooftop common areas are equipped with grills and tables so you and your loved ones can have a burger while watching the sun set over the Henry Hudson Bridge. Where else in Manhattan can you do this?
A lucky few even have private terraces attached to their penthouse apartments.
Located just blocks away from two parks, including the breathtaking 196-acre Inwood Hill Park, visitors from downtown often refer to Inwood as “the country.”
But don’t let the clean air, sweeping views and neighborly attitude fool you. Located blocks from two subway lines and a major shopping and restaurant strip on Broadway, Park Terrace Gardens is still is still very much a part of the big city.
The four-hundred unit complex, designed by Albert Goldhammer, sits on the site formerly occupied by Inwood’s legendary Seaman Mansion. Today, the marble arch, which once marked the entrance to the estate, can still be seen from Broadway.
Goldhammer was a renowned architect in New York City and many of his other buildings, including Co-Op Village on the Lower East Side, still stand today. Goldhammer was perhaps best known for bringing urban landscapes to life by employing art deco style alongside landscaped gardens.
Walking though Park Terrace Gardens today it is easy to imagine the magnificent 19th century estate with its once carefully sculpted grounds. While much has changed, the gardens, were, and remain, the soul of this hilltop property.
An uptown oasis, Park Terrace Gardens has all the modern amenities one could ask for: Rooftop common areas, modern laundry rooms, a T-1 internet line, electronic pass keys, concierge service, bike room, live in supers, 24-hours emergency service, security cameras and much, much more.
Below is a current description of the complex from the Park Terrace Garden website:
“Park Terrace Gardens, Inc. is a 100% shareholder owned housing co-operative located in upper Manhattan. The complex is bounded by West 215th Street and West 217th Street one block west of Broadway. The property is a mid-rise garden apartment complex consisting of five, eight story buildings with a total of 397 units. The buildings were constructed in 1940 and converted to a cooperative in 1976.”
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