Just Off Fifth: 12-24 West 120th Street

The townhouses that line 12-24 West 120th Street were probably erected as a speculative development.  Built with red brick and brownstone trim, the style is an eclectic mixture of Neo-Grec and Queen Anne details.

1441-1459 Fifth Avenue

An attractive row of townhouses that fills the block between 117th and 118th Streets, 1441-1459 Fifth Avenue are the first such buildings developed on Fifth Avenue since the early 20th century.  A mix of simple Italianate and Greek Revival influences, they are one of several similar developments in the neighborhood, particularly those blocks between Park… Continue reading

1083 Fifth Avenue

Until earlier this year, 1083 Fifth Avenue was the home of the National Academy Museum, an affiliate of the National Academy of Art, the nation’s oldest art school; the building is currently for sale, along with two sister properties on East 89th Street. A graceful design by Ogden Codman Jr., the present façade replaces an… Continue reading

1033 Fifth Avenue

Originally one of four brownstone mansions erected by investor Harriet Trask in 1870, 1033 Fifth Avenue acquired its present façade in 1910 when new owners commissioned the firm of Hoppin & Koen to provide a more fashionable treatment.  As with 1014 Fifth Avenue two blocks south, the results are refined – if, visually, rather overwhelmed… Continue reading

1014 Fifth Avenue

The former home of the Goethe Institute (now relocated to Irving Place), 1014 Fifth Avenue was once part of a pair of speculative houses designed by Welch, Smith & Provot. In contrast to their design for the Duke-Semans Mansion, the firm produced a reserved façade for 1014 Fifth Avenue…which more recent arrivals have left looking… Continue reading