This grand, pre-war apartment
building is one of the few on the Upper East Side with very high
The handsome, brown-brick,
castle-like building also has a great location across Madison
Avenue from the great Whitney Museum of American Art and across
the street from the handsome low-rise commercial building on the
northwest corner at 964 Madison Avenue, which was designed in
neo-Classical style by George F. Pelham in 1925.
This 12-story building has
61 apartments, a doorman, a canopied entrance flanked by wall
lanterns and sidewalk landscaping and a one-story limestone base
with high-end retail space. It permits protruding air-conditioners
but has no health club, no terraces, no balconies and no roof
The multi-paned large windows
are surrounded with attractive decorative detailing.
There is good cross-town
bus service on 79th Street and a subway station is nearby at 77th
Street and Lexington Avenue.
Central Park is one block
away to the west and there are numerous religious and cultural
institutions nearby as well as many art galleries and fashionable
boutiques. The city's best cappucino can be had nearby on Madison
Avenue at Fauchon (which used to be St. Amboeus).
The western end of this
street is anchored by The Commonwealth Fund in the former Edward
and Mary Stillman Harkness House at 1 East 75th Street that was
designed in 1907 by Hale * Rogers and is one of the city's most
impressive neo-Renaissance mansions.