2 East 80th Street, 2A - Upper East Side, New York
A spectacular society apartment in New York's most coveted locationThis residence was built by F.W. Woolworth, for this daughter Edna, and her husband, Franklyn Laws Hutton. It was the childhood home to their daughter, Barbara Hutton, the social doyenne known first as the "Poor Little Rich Girl", and later, as the "Richest Woman in the World".This grand 14 room apartment presides at the crossroads of Fifth Avenue and Museum Mile. The mansion was designed in 1911 by C.P.H Gilbert, a celebrated society architect of the early twentieth century. It was the first of 4 residences he designed for the Woolworth daughters. The pristine 25' x 94' townhouse features a fine Italianate lime stone façade, with beautifully preserved original details including the bronze front gate and exterior balustrade. Original features of this apartment include the grandest of staircases, 12' ceiling, extraordinary moldings, rich, intricately framed mahogany paneling in the dining room, and six glamorous neoclassical marble fireplaces. The public rooms also include a sophisticated drawing room, paneled library, and elegant kitchen. There are five large bedrooms and 6.5 baths.
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