925 & 926 Fifth Avenue

A pair of handsome survivors designed by C.P.H. Gilbert in the 1890s, 925 & 926 Fifth Avenue remind us that not every house on the avenue was either a folly or a masterpiece – some, like this pair, were sensible and relatively restrained dwellings in keeping with educated middle-class taste.

Considering that the houses were designed for completely different clients, Gilbert did a nice job of both contrasting and matching up the details.


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