Saturday, May 25, 2013

Charles L. Tiffany, Residence, New York City 1884


Charles L. Tiffany, Residence, New York City.
   The Charles L. Tiffany residence stood at 19 East 72nd Street. Designed in 1882 by Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White. The residence  constructed in 1883-85 at a cost of over $500,000, was designed as a triple house. The lower floors were for the owner, the founder and senior member of the well-known jewelry house of Tiffany & Co. The third floor was designed for Tiffany's daughter, and the floors within the roof were designed for his son, Louis C. Tiffany, who had White follow his specifications in decorating his apartment in the old Dutch style. 

   Click HERE to view the original sketch drawn by Louis Comfort Tiffany - the sketch Stanford White used to inspire the final design. Elevation sketch, photo and first floor plan from THE MONOGRAPH OF THE WORK OF McKIM, MEAD & WHITE, 1878-1917 originally published in 1920.


  1. This appears to be the second floor, unless the ground level is not counted as a floor.

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