Just Off Fifth: 5 East 91st Street, the James Burden Mansion

A worthy neighbor to the larger Kahn Mansion at 1 East 91st Street, the James Burden Mansion at 5 East 91st Street has been called “the finest Beaux Arts townhouse in the city” by the New York Landmarks Commission.  A sumptuous yet stately 1902-1905 design by Warren & Wetmore, 5 East 91st Street is also… Continue reading

1020 Fifth Avenue

Called one of the most “sumptuous” apartment residences in the city by The New York Times, 1020 Fifth Avenue was designed by Warren & Wetmore and completed in 1925.  Containing only 13 apartments, including 6 duplexes, 1020 Fifth Avenue is one of the district’s most exclusive addresses.  An asymmetrical Fifth Avenue façade hints at the… Continue reading

990 Fifth Avenue

Beautifully detailed and proportioned, 990 Fifth Avenue is another entry in the “stretched townhouse” mode, being only three bays wide on the Fifth Avenue side.  It contains only six apartments: five duplexes and a penthouse triplex, all boasting 11-foot ceilings. The architects were Warren & Wetmore working with Rosario Candela; the building was completed in… Continue reading

960 Fifth Avenue

A handsome edifice co-designed by Warren & Wetmore and Rosario Candela, 960 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1927 and replaced the infamous Clark Mansion, easily the city’s most over-the-top private residence.  In place of the mansion’s much-ridiculed Baroque frills, 960 Fifth Avenue’s sedate exterior cloaks a series of apartments noted for their grandeur and individuality… Continue reading

927 Fifth Avenue

A finely proportioned and detailed building by Warren & Wetmore, 927 Fifth Avenue was designed by Warren & Wetmore in 1917.  Containing only twelve apartments, 927 Fifth Avenue has long had a reputation for exclusivity. Dolphins and storks are among the carved limestone elements and the building’s bestiary was long augmented by the presence of… Continue reading