Morris B. Sanders Studio & Apartment

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

219 East 49th Street

ARCHITECT: Morris B. Sanders

DATE: 1934

STYLE: Modernist

Manhattan Modernist Murray Hill

This building was one of the earliest structures in New York City to adapt the aesthetic principles pioneered by Le Corbusier and other European modernists starting in the 1920s. Planned with two duplex apartments and an office for Sanders on the first floor, the upper stories are cantilevered and clad with blue glazed brick and several types of glass. There is hardly any ornament, no stoop to ascend, and the entrance is set at a slight angle to the street. This level, in contrast to the floors above, is faced with white marble and features a curved, waist-high planting bed. The upper stories juxtapose solids and voids, alternating recessed balconies with rear walls of clear glass and glass block windows.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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