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Drawing room, 973 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1907 to the design by McKim, Mead & White

Landmark Manhattan Townhouses For Sale

For those less troubled by these current financial times, there is a good selection of architecturally significant townhouses for sale on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Among the current offerings are single family residences by some of the most famous architects of the twentieth century: McKim, Mead & White, C.P.H. Gilbert, Delano & Aldrich, and Paul Rudolph. The exterior of 973 Fifth Avenue, New York City. (The door knocker in the first image is a detail of the pair of front doors). Photoโ€ฆ

The Cable Building on Broadway in NoHo was designed by Stanford White in 1892-93 to contain a power plant for cable-driven streetcars. Unfortunately, the cars only ran for 8 years, but fortunately, this beautiful building remains.

Cable Building, NoHo

Cable Building (1892โ€“93) Architect: Stanford White 611-21 Broadway NoHo, New York Built to contain a power plant for cable-driven streetcars by the Metropolian Traction Co. The cable cars initially ran on Broadway from Bowling Green to 36th Street. Later other surface lines were added. But for all their investment ($12 million), the cars only ran for eight years. The cable system was last used in 1901. ยฉ Matthew X. Kiernan NYBAI10-2553

The James Hampden Robb and Cornelia Van Rensselaer Robb House, at 23 Park Avenue, was designed from 1888-92 by Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White.

NYC - Murray Hill: James Hampden Robb and Cornelia Van Rensselaer Robb House

The James Hampden Robb and Cornelia Van Rensselaer Robb House, at 23 Park Avenue, was designed from 1888-92 by Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White. Considered one of White's finest urban residences, it was designed in Italianate style for Jemes Hampden Robb, a retired businessman and civic leader. Five stories tall, the street facades display a wealth of Reniassance-inspired detail, rendered in iron spot brick, brownstone, and terra cotta. The house was acquired by the Advertising Clubโ€ฆ

The Most Palatial House in New York: Stanford White's William Collins Whitney Residence 1875

The Most Palatial House in New York: Stanford White's William Collins Whitney Residence!

William Collins Whitney, 1841-1904. Surely, it must have been a criticism directed at William Collins Whitney, the excerpt below from Munsey's Magazine of November 1901: It would be discouraging to national pride, if America considered origยญinality in architectural and decorative matters of moment, to realize how comยญplete is our dependence...

Stanford White (via National Parks Service) - GREAT SITE

Five Artists We Don't Want to Be Our Valentine

Sometimes it's better to be alone. Here are a few artists who we wouldn't particularly like to spend a romantic Valentine's Day with, from the over-sharing to the unstable to the plain unsettling.

Stanford White, brilliant architect and notorious debaucher who was shot by his ex-lover's jealous husband.

Stanford White

Stanford White, brilliant architect and notorious debaucher who was shot by his ex-lover's jealous husband.

The trellis room of the famous Colony Club, a ladies club with its building designed by Stanford White, interiors by Elsie Wolfe. There was a gymnasium on the second level, and a swimming pool below ground. Early Equinox???

The trellis room of the famous Colony Club, a ladies club with its building designed by Stanford White, interiors by Elsie Wolfe. There was a gymnasium on the second level, and a swimming pool below ground. Early Equinox???

Detail of a Stanford White for Newcomb-Macklin frame. Catharine Wharton Morris Wright (American, 1899-1988) Floating Leaves | Sale Number 2581B, Lot Number 450 | Skinner Auctioneers

Catharine Wharton Morris Wright (American, 1899-1988) Floating Leaves | Sale Number 2581B, Lot Number 450 | Skinner Auctioneers

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Fashion model Simone Dโ€™Aillencourt poses near New Yorkโ€™s Washington Square Park. Fashion editorial for Charm magazine. Mid 1950โ€ฒs, New York, NY, USA. Image ยฉ William Helburn

Fashion model Simone Dโ€™Aillencourt poses near New Yorkโ€™s Washington Square Park. Fashion editorial for Charm magazine. Mid 1950โ€ฒs, New York, NY, USA. Image ยฉ William Helburn

STANFORD WHITE HOME | LUXURY HOMES

Luxury Homes for Sale | Luxury Real Estate

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The double staircase at Rosecliff in Newport, Rhode Island. Designed by Stanford White of McKim, Mead, and White for Hermann and Tessie Oelrichs (it was really for Tessie!), modeled after the Grand Trianon, built 1899-1902.  Rosecliff served as Jay Gatsby's house in The Great Gatsby (1974), starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. KA

The Adventures of Tessie

Ivory paint on neo-Colonial woodwork is a convention of the Colonial Revival. This house is by Stanford White. (Photo: Jonathan Wallen)

Colonial Revival Interior Design

Colonial interiors are characterized by grand entrance halls, polished wood floors, simplified paint and wallpaper palettes, and light approach to millwork and wainscoting.

Pool, Astor Court  Stanford White, Architect for J.J. Astor, IV  Rhinebeck, NY

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Glamorous Lives & Stylish Places

Rodney SMITH :: "... obscuring the face... with a lampshade... that hung low over a massive table in the front foyer, designed by my favorite American architect Stanford White." [quote: RS Blog]

Rodney SMITH :: "... obscuring the face... with a lampshade... that hung low over a massive table in the front foyer, designed by my favorite American architect Stanford White." [quote: RS Blog]

Astor Courts. Grand Beaux Arts Mansion designed ny Stanford White for John Jacob Astor as part of the Ferncliff Estate - Indoor Marble Pool

1902 Beaux Arts, Rhinebeck, New York โ€“ $8,490,000 | Old House Dreams

Astor Courts. Grand Beaux Arts Mansion designed ny Stanford White for John Jacob Astor as part of the Ferncliff Estate. Originally known as Ferncliff Casino, converted to a private residence in 1941.