By Geoffrey Lynch
The Dakota. The Apthorp. The San Remo. The names of those mythical ny house structures evoke photos of marble-lined lobbies, uniformed doormen, and sunlit penthouses with sweeping imperative Park perspectives. outfitted from the Eighteen Eighties via Nineteen Thirties, vintage prewar residences have been designed to entice townhouse dwellers reluctant to proportion a roof with different households. Billed as deepest mansions within the sky, they promised a charmed long island way of life of beauty and comfort. Manhattan Classic takes readers on a lavishly illustrated guided journey of eighty-five of the main coveted structures in manhattan. writer Geoffrey Lynch presents pill histories—equal elements architectural and social heritage— of the main celebrated examples, with anecdotes approximately recognized citizens and crucial information regarding extraordinary gains. this beautiful espresso desk booklet is an indispensible source for condominium hunters, genuine property and layout execs, and a person occupied with the grace and glamour of prewar sort.
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