Harperly Hall, briefly infamous as Madonna’s residence and dance studio, is notable as a rare (for New York) example of Arts and Crafts style in architecture.
Henry W. Wilkerson, the architect, partnered with several other creative types to develop the building as a cooperative – the first on Central Park West.
The building has a T-shaped courtyard on W 64th Street, with three entrances at the top of the T. An iron fence and gatehouse guards the courtyard.
Harperly Hall Vital Statistics
- Location: 41 Central Park West / 1 W 64th Street
- Year completed: 1910
- Architect: Henry W. Wilkinson
- Floors: 12
- Style: Arts and Crafts
- New York City Landmark: 1990
Harperly Hall Recommended Reading
- Wikipedia entry
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report (Upper West Side / Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2, pg. 2)
- The New York Times Streetscapes/Harperly Hall; Restoring an Arts and Crafts Co-op Masterpiece (November 13, 1994)
- The New York Times There Goes The Nabe: Up, Up, Up (January 16, 2003)
- The New York Times Big Ticket | Madonna’s Apartment for $16 Million (June 14, 2013)
- City Realty review
- Street Easy listing (includes current floor plans)
- Columbia University NY Real Estate Brochures Collection (original floor plans for all 12 floors)