Half Floor Suite

1 bed · 1 bath · 327 square Feet

Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests

Bed sizes: 1 Queen


One flight above our lobby, guests find the romantic studio apartment known as the Front Parlor. The Parlor overlooks a row of East 62nd Street townhouses as elegant as 1871 House itself. Boasting a 12' ceiling, hardwood flooring, three over-sized lace-clad windows, and a classic fireplace mantle, the Parlor, in all its exquisite pre-war detail, extends to nearly 327 square feet.

The furniture, too, consists of carefully curated, individual pieces: an antique 19th century iron bed, resized to queen, an 18th century armoire from France's Provence region, a stylish slip-covered sofa, and an oriental wool rug. The list goes on: you can keep your clothes in a Victorian-era chest of drawers or leave your purse on a circa 1870 American Empire card table. The walls are adorned with reproductions of the prints of Toulouse-Lautrec and others, with a gilded mirror above the fireplace.

The Parlor's en-suite bathroom is simple and clutterless. A pedestal sink accompanies a full size en-suite bathtub with shower.

The butlers pantry is fully equipped with open shelving, a refrigerator/freezer, microwave and toaster oven, sink, electric coffeemaker and kettle. Dishes are provided. Adjacent to the kitchenette is a round marble bistro table and chair set.

In Victorian times, the front parlor, located just off the foyer, was the showcase of a family's possessions -- a prime indicator of their tastes and social status. In the Victorian era, clutter meant class, and the woman of the house was often responsible for outfitting the parlor with expensive, exotic, and novel items, such as vases, lamps, teapots, statuettes, and dried flowers. The parlor also served as a primary gathering place where family members convened for games, conversation, music, and other diversions from the rigors of career and homemaking. The front parlor is what we would now refer to as the "living room". As Victorians were much more formal than we are today, their houses were set up so that guests could be greeted and entertained in the formal parlor. Unless you were a close friend of the family, guests seldom saw any other part of the house.

Please note Fireplace may not be used/ornamental only.