965 Fifth Avenue was designed by Irving Magnon, best known as co-designer of the far more elaborate El Dorado apartment house on Central Park West. This relatively stark building replaced the Jacob Schiff Mansion in 1938.
A handsome edifice co-designed by Warren & Wetmore and Rosario Candela, 960 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1927 and replaced the infamous Clark Mansion, easily the city’s most over-the-top private residence. In place of the mansion’s much-ridiculed Baroque frills, 960 Fifth Avenue’s sedate exterior cloaks a series of apartments noted for their grandeur and individuality… Continue reading
Another “stretched” townhouse in appearance, 953 Fifth Avenue is a Beaux Arts sliver containing only half a dozen apartments and was designed by Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, who also maintained a duplex here for himself and his wife. A society architect who also wrote the six-volume history The Iconography of Manhattan, Stokes was one of… Continue reading