31 E 79th Street is two buildings in one, though you wouldn’t know it at first glance. The original, eastern section was built in 1925 with one seven-room apartment per floor; the western section, added three years later, contained triplex apartments.
From the outside, only three clues that the building was built in parts: Inconsistent cornice, cracks developing in E 79th Street facade, and unusual horizontal spacing of windows.
See Andrew Alpern’s “New York’s Fabulous Luxury Apartments“ for floor plans (not to mention 73 other luxury apartment houses).
31 E 79th Street Vital Statistics
- Location: 31 E 79th Street at Madison Avenue
- Year completed: 1925 / 1928
- Architect: G.B. Beaumont
- Floors: 15
- Style: neo-Renaissance
31 E 79th Street Recommended Reading
- City Realty review
- New York’s Fabulous Luxury Apartments: With Original Floor Plans from the Dakota, River House, Olympic Tower and Other Great Buildings