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The Curzon House, 4 East 62nd Street

Between Fifth Avenue & Madison Avenue

Carter Horsley
Review by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

Curzon House, a group of townhouses that were combined with a canopied entrance at 4 East 62nd Street. 

There are 13 apartments in the complex.

No. 4 was built in 1880 and designed by Breen & Nason and remodeled in 1898 by Clinton & Russell and No. 6 was built in 1901 and designed by Welch, Smith & Provot, and both were remodeled in 1985 by Stephen B. Jacobs & Associates.

 

 

Bottom Line

Adjacent to the handsome, Georgian-style Knickerbocker Club and a few feet from Central Park on one of the most impressive streets on the Upper East Side, these apartments have high ceilings and the building has a concierge.

Description

What is striking about this group is that the bow-fronted No. 6 has its front door covered up with a large, single-pane window that makes pedestrians double-take. 

Because it is four steps up and behind a large stone urn, nose-bumps have yet to be reported, fortunately. 

The group is also a bit unusual because No. 4 and No. 6 are conventional and nice limestone townhouses with good “pre-war” detailing, and at one point comprised the York Club, but an addition at the west is quite modern and angular.  It is also somewhat lower and angled to create bay windows above its first floor.

 More importantly, its arched central “portal” is filled in, or blank, albeit with continued rustication, homage perhaps to the missing door beneath the marquee across the street at 810 Fifth Avenue. 

Amenities

These buildings have a canopied entrance and a concierge.

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