Alexia Dellner, PowWow, June 28, 2022
Hit Hulu series Only Murders in the Building is back with ten brand-new episodes and it’s better than ever. The second season continues to follow our favorite three true-crime-lovingNew Yorkers as they try to solve a murder that has taken place in the posh apartment complex they call home: the Arconia. So, what can viewers expect from season two? More adorable chemistry between Steve Martin and Martin Short, of course, Selena Gomezrocking some seriously cool looks and the show’s signature blend of intrigue and humor. And while viewers watching the show have many questions (“Will Charles reboot his old hit show Brazzos?” and “Should Oliver accept the offer by the building’s newest tenant, aka Amy Schumer?”), New Yorkers need to know—where can I get one of those gorgeous apartments?
The opulent Arconia building (the scene for much of the show’s drama) might as well be the show’s fourth main character, with its swoon-worthy entryway arch and luxe apartments. Happily, you too can live out all your Upper West Side crime-solving dreams because the series uses the real-life Belnord building for exterior shots, including that expansive courtyard. The only catch? It’s going to cost you a pretty penny. (Think: $9 million and up.)
The Belnord is located at 225 W 86th Street on New York City’s Upper West Side between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Built in 1908, the Belnord is 13 stories tall and occupies one full city block. With over 200 units, the pre-war building offers a 24/7 staffed lobby, a courtyard and garden, a fitness center and sports court, a lounge, a children’s room and another dedicated room for teens. Not too shabby.