Vincent and Helen Astor House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

130 East 80th Street

ARCHITECT: Mott B. Schmidt

DATE: 1927-28

STYLE: Neo-Classical

Manhattan Neo-Classical Upper East Side

Reflecting the neo-Classical style of Robert Adam, one of the foremost English architects of the eighteenth century, this formal residence of austere elegance is five stories high with basement and sub-basement. It is one of the most successful houses designed by a very gifted architect. Constructed of ashlar masonry of Roche limestone imported from France, the facade has a flat, low relief quality resulting from the slight variation in depth between the surface of the wall and projecting planes of tho decorative elements. There is an absence of deep shadows, and the architect has deliberately used understatement in expressing the true refinement to be found here.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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