By Carter B. Horsley
Many of the avenues older apartment buildings,
and hotels, were designed with deep "wells," or "courts,"
to provide more "light and air," but such designs often
were a bit dreary. This building, however, is quite attractive
because of its good detailing and the deeply recessed, landscaped
entrance with globular wall lanterns that adds considerable grandeur
despite the fact that it is lined on the north and south with
Interestingly, it is directly across the avenue
from another "light well" building at 829 Park. Although
this building is closer to the fashionable restaurants, boutiques
and galleries of Madison Avenue and Central Park than 829, many
of its apartments have rather jarring views of the "pink"
pavilion of Lenox Hill Hospital across the avenue at 77th Street.
On the other hand, 830 is on the same block as the entrance to
the Carlyle Hotel, one of the citys most elegant.
The 12-story apartment building was erected
in 1912 and converted to a cooperative in 1953. It has 78 apartments
and was designed by in neo-Georgian style by George and Edward
Blum, who also designed 555, 791, 840, 940 and 1075 Park Avenue.
A local subway station is at 77th Street and
Lexington Avenue and cross-town buses run on 79th Street.
The building has a doorman and a concierge,
but no balconies, no garage and no health club. It permits protruding