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Erected: 1877- J.H. Valentine

Present Facade: 1919- Mott B. Schmidt

Original Style: Neo-Greco

Present Style: Neo-Georgian

Facade: Flemish-Bond Brick

Developer: HJ Development

Architect/Designer: Mojo Stumer Design Studio

Floors: 5

Livable Square Feet: 8,200 approx.

Width x Length: 20' X 100.42'



East 66th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue presents an eclectic mix of speculatively-built brownstone dwellings from the 1870s, architect-built town houses from the early 20th century and 20th century apartment buildings. By 1879 almost the entire street had been developed with brownstone rows built by speculators to be sold to middle class families.


East 66th Street between Madison and Park is anchored by 45 East 66th Street a neo-French Renaissance style cooperative building with terra-cotta trim designed in 1906 by Harde & Short which was designated a New York City Landmark in 1977. Its multi-layered design is famous in New York for the exquisite play of light that crosses its surface at all times of the day. 40 East 66th Street was built in 1929 by the famous architect Rosario Candela. It was restored and converted into a condominium in 2008 by Vornado Realty. The building has been completely restored with updated finishes and appliances that were inspired by original details. 57 East 66th Street is better knows as Andy Warhol’s residence from 1974-1987. On Aug. 6, 1998, in celebration of Mr. Warhol’s 70th birthday, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel’s Historic Landmark Preservation Center dedicated a plaque to the town house to honor the artist–the first memorial to Warhol in the city.

Townhouses on this block have had their original facades changed in the first decades of the 20th century, of which only a pair at numbers 52 and 54 designed by J.H. Valentine in 1877 retain much of their original detailing.


Also created by J.H. Valentine in 1877, the facade of 46 East 66th Street was redesigned in 1919 by the architect, Mott B Schmidt, which accounts for its architecturally significant facade.

Mott B. Schmidt’s creation was in the neo-Georgian style, a five-story building with Flemish-bond brick facing; segmental-arched cartouche at entrance; keystones at windows; roof cornice.

Mott B. Schmidt also designed 1 Sutton Place for Mrs. W.K. (Anne) Vanderbilt, the Ann Morgan townhouse at One Sutton Place, the Vincent Astor Mansion at 128 East 80th Street, the Emily Trevor Townhouse at 15 East 80th Street, selected commission for the Rockefeller family, as well as the apartment building at 1088 Park Avenue and the beautifully proportioned 53 East 66th Street on this very block.


Purchased by HJ Development in 2013

Better known for their residential conversions of large pre-war commercial property throughout Manhattan, HJ Development commissioned Mark Stumer of Mojo Stumer Design to provide for a classic yet fresh gut luxury renovation of the homes interior.

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