647 Fifth Avenue

The survivor of a pair of double houses erected by the Vanderbilt Family as investment properties, 647 Fifth Avenue was designed in 1905 by Hunt & Hunt, the sons of Richard Morris Hunt, the celebrated Gilded Age architect.  A Louis VI mansion distinguished by high-relief Corinthian pilasters and vermiculated ground-floor stonework, it is imposing even… Continue reading

373 Fifth Avenue

Designed by Hunt & Hunt, successor firm to the great Richard Morris Hunt, 373 Fifth Avenue was constructed for the Alvin Manufacturing Company, a prominent silversmith.  The ornate façade was decidedly less so in comparison with the building’s original neighbors. The ground floor has been regrettably altered, but 373 Fifth Avenue remains otherwise intact as… Continue reading