Ernesto and Edith Fabri House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

7 East 95th Street

ARCHITECT: Egisto Fabri; Grosvenor Atterbury

DATE: 1914-16

Manhattan Yorkville

The L-shape of the plan with a rear wing at the western side of the main section of the house forms a courtyard, an unusual feature in the New York City block system. The courtyard is entered through an elaborate wrought-iron gate set between urn-topped stone pillars. A two-story section containing the entrance hall extends along the main section to the rear wing.

The two-story section is lined with handsome French windows set in stone arches at both floors. The windows have balustrades at the bases, and they are separated by stone pilasters, providing an elegant contrast to the brick wall surface. The section terminates in a stone cornice surmounted by a stone parapet. The impressive entranceway, flanked by rusticated pilasters, is set within a heavy rusticated stone frame. Handsome carved wood doors beneath a wrought-iron fanlight contribute to the dignity of the entrance.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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