By Carter B. Horsley
This attractive, beige-brick
apartment building at 1255 Fifth Avenue was built in 1925 and
renovated as a condominium in 1985.
The 8-story building has about
The building has a two-story
rusticated base, stringcourses above the second and the sixth
floors and a cornice above the seventh floor.
The top floor does not relate
contextually to the rest of the building, which has a canopied
entrance and doorman. concierge and live-in superintendent.
This building is near the north
end of Fifth Avenue's famous "museum mile." The Museum
of African Art is building a facility two blocks to the north
and the Museum of El Barrio and the Museum of the City of New
York are a couple of blocks to the south. Mt. Sinai Hospital is
several blocks to the south and further south is The Jewish Museum,
the Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design, the
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Neue Gallerie, the Metropolitan
Museum of Art and the Frick Collection.
This building has a roof deck,
discrete air-conditioning units and sidewalk landscaping and a
one-step-up entrance. It also has a health club and a laundry
room and many apartments have high ceilings.
In December, 2008, a 3,042-square-foot
loft in the building that had been owned by Annie Liebovitz, the
photographer, was put on the market.
The building is close to the
Harlem Meer and the Conservatory Gardens, both in Central Park.