828 Fifth Avenue

Location:New York, NY
Architect:Israel Berger & Associates, LLC (AOR)
Client:HRO Asset Management

Designed by the talented but little-known architect Nathan Clark Mellen in 1896, 828 Fifth Avenue is one of New York City’s grandest surviving Gilded Age mansions.  The city residence of coal tycoon Edward J. Berwind (whose equally grand Newport house, The Elms, is open to the public), 828 Fifth Avenue is a rare New York example of Edwardian Baroque.  The interiors by the great French firm of Jules Allard & Sons helped set the era’s standard for meticulous opulence and are remarkably intact, with the most notable change to the original building being the addition of an unobtrusive glass-walled penthouse.  Vidaris completed masonry restoration and replaced the house’s windows; revitalizing what architectural critic Carter B. Horsley has called “a marvelously intriguing structure…that conveys a real sense of power.” 

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