Dakota Johnson’s mother Melanie Griffith once lived here at The Prasadawith ex-husband Antonio Banderas.
The 12-story Prasada at 50 Central Park West on the south corner at 65thStreet has one of the grandest residential entrances in the city.
The French Second Empire-style building was built in 1907 by Franklin and Samuel Haines and designed by Charles W. Romeyn and Henry R. Wynne.
In 1919, however, its mansard roof was removed and the top floor slightly expanded to its current configuration which is relatively flush with the next two highest floors. As a result, the building’s composition has been seriously tampered with and truncated, although the alteration did not leave visible scars as in some of the more outrageous instances of cornice removal in the city.
It has 40 apartments.
The site was formerly occupied by a small wood-frame structure.
The building has spectacular views of Central Park and the Upper East Side and midtown skylines. It is convenient to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and all the restaurants and stores in that area and the cross-town bus to the East Side runs on 65th Street.
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