564-568 Fifth Avenue, Finchley’s Castle
A wonderful and nearly intact bit of Tudor Revival, 564-568 Fifth Avenue was designed by the author and artist Beverly S. King as “Finchley’s Castle” for the haberdasher Edwin L. Goodman. Based on Elizabethan-period structures at King’s College, Cambridge, UK, the building was completed in 1924 and is Fifth Avenue’s only (partial) stucco & wood façade. The carved grotesques that terminate the bargeboards are a great touch.
Praised as “Six of Midtown’s most unusual floors” by New York Times architectural historian Christopher Gray, 564-568 Fifth Avenue is one of Manhattan’s truly unique addresses.