Vanderbilt houses - Wikipedia

Vanderbilt houses - Wikipedia

640 Fifth Ave | New York, NY. Then the residence of Frederick W. Vanderbilt (c. 1905).

640 Fifth Ave | New York, NY. Then the residence of Frederick W. Vanderbilt (c. 1905).

Hogwarts School Floor Plan just in case you wanted to know. Ok, it's not, but it would be the perfect place for a wizarding school.

Hogwarts School Floor Plan just in case you wanted to know. Ok, it's not, but it would be the perfect place for a wizarding school.

The Vanderbilt Houses, Fifth Avenue, New York  19th century

The Vanderbilt Houses, Fifth Avenue, New York 19th century

Cornelius Vanderbilt House 1900

Cornelius Vanderbilt House 1900

The double mansions of William H. Vanderbilt and family between 51st and 52nd Streets on the west side of Fifth Avenue, completed in 1881. On the next block is the limestone mansion of William K. and Alva Vanderbilt. The brownstones beyond were soon replaced with three more Vanderbilt houses. (New York Social Diary)

The double mansions of William H. Vanderbilt and family between 51st and 52nd Streets on the west side of Fifth Avenue, completed in 1881. On the next block is the limestone mansion of William K. and Alva Vanderbilt. The brownstones beyond were soon replaced with three more Vanderbilt houses. (New York Social Diary)

The William H. Vanderbilt Family at home (oil on canvas, 1873) pictured in the Vanderbilt house on 40th Street and Fifth Avenue (now part of The New York Public Library). Florence Vanderbilt (later Twombly), then age 19, is fifth from the left, wearing yellow.

The William H. Vanderbilt Family at home (oil on canvas, 1873) pictured in the Vanderbilt house on 40th Street and Fifth Avenue (now part of The New York Public Library). Florence Vanderbilt (later Twombly), then age 19, is fifth from the left, wearing yellow.

Petit Chateau was a Châteauesque mansion at 660 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side in New York City. It was built for William Kissam Vanderbilt & Alva Vanderbilt from 1878 to 1882. Determined to make her mark in New York society, Alva Vanderbilt worked with the architect, Richard Morris Hunt, to create the French Renaissance-style chateau. It was sold to a real-estate developer in 1926 & demolished. In a draft of her memoirs, Alva, then Mrs. Belmont, merely noted the demolition in passing.

Petit Chateau was a Châteauesque mansion at 660 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side in New York City. It was built for William Kissam Vanderbilt & Alva Vanderbilt from 1878 to 1882. Determined to make her mark in New York society, Alva Vanderbilt worked with the architect, Richard Morris Hunt, to create the French Renaissance-style chateau. It was sold to a real-estate developer in 1926 & demolished. In a draft of her memoirs, Alva, then Mrs. Belmont, merely noted the demolition in passing.

Probably my most favorite house that ever existed in New York, then or since.  660 Fifth Avenue, the home of William K. and Alva Vanderbilt.

Probably my most favorite house that ever existed in New York, then or since. 660 Fifth Avenue, the home of William K. and Alva Vanderbilt.

Herter Brothers (1864–1906). Console from the drawing room of the William H. Vanderbilt House, 1879-82. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Jan and Warren Adelson, 2013 (2013.956a, b) | This work is featured in the “Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age” exhibition, on view through May 1, 2016. #GildedAgeFurniture

Herter Brothers (1864–1906). Console from the drawing room of the William H. Vanderbilt House, 1879-82. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Jan and Warren Adelson, 2013 (2013.956a, b) | This work is featured in the “Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age” exhibition, on view through May 1, 2016. #GildedAgeFurniture

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