The Belnord

Welcome to The Belnord

225 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024

The grandest of the Upper West Side apartment houses, palatial, beautifully proportioned, the Belnord is as clean, ageless and modern as its limestone sisters elsewhere in Manhattan. It retains its special distinction as a cosseting, private haven in the midst of its vibrant, lively Upper West Side neighborhood. With six distinct residential lobbies, each offering three means of entrance to each residence, — a private residential elevator, a grand, open staircase, and a private freight lift — the Belnord feels as cloistered as it does noble.

Entering The Belnord is an experience in itself. Its historically resonant, gilded wrought-iron gates send a subtle signal that something special and rare lies within. 

Through those gates, just past the elegant, new guardhouse, residents and guests alike enter a vaulted porte cochère decorated with frescoes and arabesques.

The Residences

With most floors entries sharing only one other apartment and multiple entrances to many units, The Belnord offers true exclusivity and privacy. Original apartment layouts — most floor-through, except in the dramatic corner residences — have been completely reinvented, opened up to allow easy appreciation of the building’s dramatic breadth, scale, and volume. The visionary Robert A.M. Stern Architect’s acute understanding of classic layouts and contemporary interiors has allowed those original floor plans to be both respected and completely rethought to meet the needs of the modern homeowner.

Experience the Belnord residences through the eyes of two of New York's most discerning interior designers - Anna Karlin and Rafael de Cárdenas.

Residence 904

by Anna Karlin

The Belnord’s great rooms are designed to enhance and meet the many needs of modern lives. Whether you’re entertaining, or enjoying an intimate moment with friends or family, they are the great stage on which your life plays out.

“The beauty of this home lies in the balance of antique and vintage to contemporary and custom. The building has its own layers of history and so too must the interior.”​​​​​​​ — Anna Karlin

Residence 903

by Rafael de Cárdenas

“In broad strokes, the spaces are meant to feel both homey and not – welcoming yet elevated, familiar yet beautifully dressed-up.”​​​​​​​ — Rafael de Cárdenas

Kitchens and Baths

The Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed Molteni kitchens are generously sized, superbly equipped, and available in two color palettes — cerused oak and white lacquer. These are homes that honor a glorious past while embracing the future.

All master bathrooms are finished with Siberian White marble slabs and platinum finish Dornbracht fittings and hardware. They are as grand as The Belnord itself, and as thoroughly modern as its re- imagining. Many showers are windowed, and tubs often have expanding exterior views. Flush mirrors hide bathroom cabinets over spacious double vanities.

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