Mayfair House was designed as a residential hotel by James Carpenter, one of New York’s premier apartment house architects. For a time, the building operated as the Mayfair Regent Hotel.
Colony Capital bought the building at a bankruptcy auction in 1998, and partnered with Trump International to convert the 210 hotel rooms and suites to 70 condominium apartments. At the same time the new owners expanded the ground floor restaurant, and swapped entrances: The restaurant entrance is now on E 65th Street and the residential entrance is on Park Avenue.
Thankfully, no glass boxes were added (as was done four blocks away, at Trump Park Avenue).
Mayfair House Vital Statistics
- Location: 610 Park Avenue at E 65th Street
- Year completed: 1925; conversion 1998
- Architect: James Carpenter; Costas Kondylis & Partners (conversion)
- Floors: 15
- Style: neo-Gothic / neo-Renaissance
- New York City Landmark: 1981 (Upper East Side Historic District)
Mayfair House Recommended Reading
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report (pg. 1083)
- The New York Times Residential Real Estate; Park Avenue Hotel Being Converted Into Condos (January 30, 1998)
- City Realty review
- Street Easy NY listing (includes floor plans)
- Emporis database
- The New York Apartment Houses of Rosario Candela and James Carpenter