Ogden Codman House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

7 East 96th Street

ARCHITECT: Ogden Codman

DATE: 1912-13

STYLE: French

French Manhattan Upper East Side

The Parisian character of the house is most emphatically to be found in the street elevation, with its strong, rusticated first floor and high double carriage door entrance, which serves also as vestibule. It is again expressed in the second floor stone balcony supported on carved brackets, with beautifully detailed wrought iron railing extending across the width of the entire front.

The second floor windows are very high with arched heads indicating the importance of the drawing room behind them. The third floor windows are square in shape with heavy molded stone frames with swags beneath the sills. All windows of this three story section are shuttered in a typically French manner.

Completing the composition of the facade is a well proportioned stone cornice at the fourth floor level behind which rises a slate Mansard roof with three unusual dormer windows, distinguished by their handsome semicircular stone frames and arched roofs.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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