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

991 Fifth Avenue

A lavishly detailed survivor from the Gilded Age, 991 Fifth Avenue was designed by architects James R. Turner and William G. Killian.  A later owner commissioned new interiors from Ogden Codman Jr., one of the most talented designers of the time. The house was purchased by the American Irish Historical Society in 1939 for its… Continue reading

1 East 75th Street, the Commonwealth Fund

One of the most architecturally distinguished houses ever built on Fifth Avenue and one of relatively few such buildings in the city to remain intact inside and out, 1 East 75th Street was built for the philanthropist Edward Harkness and his wife, Mary. A restrained design by James Gamble Rogers, who would go on to… Continue reading