An exquisite example of Art Deco building design. The 19 story, 36 unit building, which has a three-story limestone base beneath a yellow brick façade, was erected in 1930, designed by Sloan & Robertson. There are a number of beautiful details throughout the building, wide fluted, almost pinstripe columns provide a nice vertical element to draw the eye upwards towards the top floors which have staggered setbacks and terraces, punctuated by Art Deco decoration in classic floral and medallion motifs. There is a very generous entrance on 79th street centered within a well that provides light and air into the apartments above.
In his book, “The City Observed, New York, A Guide To The Architecture of Manhattan,” (Vintage Books, 1979), architecture critic Paul Goldberger described this building as “interesting blend” of Georgian and Art Deco styles: “it is Park Avenue with just a hint of a 1930’s flair.”