Just Off Fifth: 3 East 78th Street, The Cogswell Mansion

The first building to join the original Cook Mansion on its block, the Cogswell Mansion at 3 East 78th Street was designed by C.P.H. Gilbert, whose Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion stands nearby at Fifth Avenue and East 79th Street.  One of the city’s great Chateauesque style houses, it was constructed in 1889 for Edmund Converse Cogswell who… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

437 Fifth Avenue

A dignified French Second Empire Design by the famed architect C.P.H. Gilbert, 437 Fifth Avenue was designed in 1904 and completed in 1907.  Home of the Knabe Piano Company, the structure makes an attractive counterpoint to the similar Knox Hat Building, which stands a block north on the opposite side of the street. 437 Fifth… Continue reading

Landmark Branding featured in Bisnow Brooklyn article

We’re pleased to have been asked by the real estate news source Bisnow for our favorite historic Brooklyn multi-family buildings!  Click here for Scott Klocksin’s piece with pictures of such classics as the Alhambra Apartments in Bed-Stuy and 47 Plaza Street West in Park Slope. Pictured above is one that didn’t make the cut – 129… Continue reading

204 Fifth Avenue

Partially obscured by the scaffolding surrounding its neighbor to the south, 204 Fifth Avenue is a 1913 design by the distinguished architect C.P.H. Gilbert, whose output included many of the townhouses and mansions of New York’s gilded age, including some of the best such buildings in Park Slope and on The Upper East Side some… Continue reading