"The appropriation for a house should be divided into two equal parts, one-half for the house, the other for the gardens, pathways, court, approach, terrace and the rest of it, or, as it might be termed, one-half for the pudding, the other for the sauce." Architect Thomas Hastings
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Charles L. Tiffany, Residence, New York City 1884
Charles L. Tiffany, Residence, New York City. 1884
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.
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
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.