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1107 Fifth Avenue Floor Plan Porn (Continued)

Y’all are in some floor plan luck today. Yesterday evening we received an email from a fine gentleman—let’s call call Freddie Figurine—who thoughtfully forwarded a couple of scans of the original (if not particularly detailed) floor plans of Marjorie Merriweather Post’s titanic and generously terraced triplex penthouse atop 1107 Fifth Avenue (at East 92nd Street) in New York City.

The children will recall that yesterday we (somewhat briefly) discussed the 10-room penthouse apartment at 1107 Fifth Avenue long owned by recently deceased European aristocrat Monique Uzielli and recently hoisted with great fanfare on the market with an $29,500,000 price tag.

The floor plans of Miz Post’s mansion-sized penthouse were scanned from Andrew Alpern’s 1987 book New York’s Fabulous Luxury Apartments With Original Floor Plans from the Dakota, River House, Olympic Tower and Other Great Buildings. If you get all goose pimply over the floor plans for exceedingly luxurious New York City apartments, Mister Alpern’s book is a must own tome. Your Mama has owned a copy since we were knee high to a grasshopper but as we’re not at home in the Hollywood Hills but rather ensconced in the art-filled classic six pre-war pad of our pals Soozee-Q and Pretty Boy on the Upper West Side of Manhattan we didn’t have access to our copy of the book to include the floor plans with yesterday’s discussion.

The children can and should drool through the plan at their own speed but there are a number of features that we find worth noting: 20-plus prison cell-sized staff bedrooms plus half a dozen additional work rooms for valets and personal secretaries; a larder the size of a small bedroom on the main floor off the kitchen and extensive laundry facilities on the third floor larger than most Manhattan studio apartments.

We counted more than a dozen fireplaces, 9 bedrooms (some with private sitting rooms), at least 10 family bathrooms plus half a dozen or more in the various domestics quarters. The master suite alone comprised an entry vestibule flanked by his and her bedrooms, his with walk-in closet, bathroom and sleeping porch and hers with a second bathroom larger than most of the staff bedrooms, a balcony with park and city views, a large private sitting room, and a walk-in “gown closet.”

Now then puppies, we’re off into the near-freezing temps for lunch at Petrossian with a writer who pens intricate, exhaustively researched and dishy books on the (real estate) doings of the rich, famous and very powerful.

floor plans: New York’s Fabulous Luxury Apartments With Original Floor Plans from the Dakota, River House, Olympic Tower and Other Great Buildings by Andrew Alpern

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