This stunning, palatial and beautifully-proportioned home was originally acquired in 1901-1902 by Archer Milton Huntington. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, the home was remodeled and enlarged in 1913-15 by renowned architect Ogden Codman, Jr. At that time the architect also combined 1083 Fifth Avenue with the adjacent wing at 3 East 89th Street, and replaced the original brick and stone faade with a simpler and more elegant Indiana limestone face connecting the properties with a glorious rotunda.
Indicative of their philanthropic interests and the Huntingtons love of fine art, 1083 Fifth Avenue, along with the adjoining properties, were generously donated by Mr. Huntington to the National Academy in 1940.
1083 Fifth Avenue is a jewel to behold because of its location, views and scale. Boasting 276 of frontage on Fifth Avenue and directly facing Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, this breathtaking mansion has over 15,680 above-grade square feet. Some of the outstanding features of the home includes a glorious rotunda weighted with Corinthian pilasters that boasts a Hauteville marble staircase with wrought iron wave design balustrades, a 51 Oval Gallery (also known as The Adam Room) with delicate floral moldings of the ceiling, a deep-hued walnut paneled Drawing Room, a sitting room decorated with Tudor strapwork ceiling, two master suites, 3 guest bedrooms, 9 staff rooms, an elevator and a Fifth Avenue address.
As a whole, although 1083 Fifth Avenue has been transformed over the years since its original incarnation, it still maintains its original splendor as one of the most grand and gracious townhouses in the city.