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

1009 Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue’s most aggressive surviving mansion, 1009 Fifth Avenue was built as one of a quartet of similar homes (the two others that also fronted Fifth were removed for the construction of 1001 Fifth Avenue).  A frankly speculative project, the heaping of details by architects Welch, Smith & Provot strain against the boundaries of good… Continue reading