791 MADISON AVENUE
STOREFRONT RECONFIGURATION & FACADE RESTORATION

This Italianate styled corner property was original built in 1871 as one of five row houses and designed by F.S. Barus for the owner Russell Sage by Jackson & Steinmetz, Builders.

The building was initially constructed of brick with a brownstone façade fronting Madison Avenue.  Extensive alterations were made beginning in 1896 with an addition infilling the rear yard, further modifications to the 67th Street façade with a new entrance, and lastly in 1925 when a stoop was removed and a storefront replaced the lower two floors of the façade.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a replacement storefront and extensive repairs to both facades as the substrate was in very poor condition. The goal was to unify the disparate elements – original and later alterations -- into a cohesive design, with large storefront display windows for a new art gallery tenant.

Location

791 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York

Client

Friedland Properties

Completion Date

2014

791 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
791 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

After restoration; new storefront & restored facade, 2014

791 Madison Avenue, NYC
791 Madison Avenue, NYC

Before restoration

791 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
791 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

After restoration; new storefront & restored facade, 2014