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To number the lives in the life of a building falls to the census-takers and the statisticians, and yet no one can deny that lovely weight which is felt upon entering a space laden with the tangle of many years of human affairs. Or, perhaps, this sensation is best recognized in its absence, which is conspicuous in new airports, lobbies which close at 5 pm, most of the residences of suburbia, and homogeneous large hotels. The feeling is one of the unique joys of urban life and it is one of the few which are in fact augmented by the ceaseless change of the city fabric, rather than swept away by it.

In New York City, the image par excellence of such a storied building is no doubt the brownstone, a fact confirmed by even the most cursory knowledge of American cinema. The Upper East Side boasts an Historic District of such architectural relics, and it is here that you will find 1871 House. Considering its proximity to Midtown and the unparalleled bustle emanating from the economic heart of the Western world, you will find 1871 House's hideaway atmosphere all the more surprising and welcoming.

The seven apartment-style suites which comprise the Townhouse are available for both short and extended stays, and offer a wonderful Manhattan hotel alternative, with a location that matches or surpasses any in all New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes for a comfortable walk, as does the Museum of Modern Art. Even closer, three blocks to the west the visitor finds Central Park, the first great urban park built on this continent and a daily people-watching exhibition without equal.



1871 House has retained many of its original features, including ornate marble fireplace mantles, a classic twisting staircase, south-facing garden, soaring ceilings and intricately detailed moldings. The gated townhouse boasts oversized windows, swathing your accommodations in light, and also offers picturesque views of the other historic English rowhouses which line the street.

1871 House offers many of the benefits of both hotels and more traditional B & B's, while avoiding many of the pitfalls that often accompany each. Neither will you find the often sterile, crowded and institutional atmosphere that characterizes the typical large hotel, nor will you open a drawer to find other people’s clothing, see photos of another family or get questionable looks from the apartment hosts, neighbors and doormen.

The atmosphere reverberates with the pleasant meeting of sophistication and comfort, the modern and the historical, and the urban and the country.  Mansions just off Park Avenue with classic turn of the century architecture, abounding in charm and old school elegance, can be hard to come by, especially with reasonable price tags, but 1871 House fits the bill and will be the perfect backdrop to your stay in the city.

A collection of seven one-of-a-kind and spacious boutique suite apartments, studio apartments and guest rooms are available.  Click here for pictures and details.  All 1871 House rooms are accessed by the house's beautiful main staircase and are NOT serviced by an elevator.

Although our rooms offer different experiences, they generally feature beautifully proportioned, light-filled rooms, airy 12 foot ceilings, beautiful antiques, hardwood floors covered with oriental rugs, fully equipped kitchens, dressed beds with handmade quilts, cozy sitting areas facing grand fireplaces (non-working), an assortment of antiques, flat-screen televisions, and all have private en-suite bathrooms. Details such as the decorative ironwork and ornate moldings convey an Old World charm – as do our classic beds, like the Rear Library’s sleigh bed with netting. Other highlights include our spacious “Garden Room” which comes with a private garden terrace, high ceilings and a fireplace, and our charming “Library Suite”, which constitutes a bibliophile's dream. There you can pen your opening chapter among the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves lining one wall of this quiet, sun-filled room.

1871 House can provide all the accommodations necessary to make yourself at home: kitchen facilities and/or appliances in an apartment-style room – or the option to order specially prepared breakfast baskets by contacting our staff ahead of time.

Our kitchens/kitchenettes, though not designed for elaborate gourmet cooking, are equipped with everything that our guests need to make basic/simple meals, snacks, coffee and tea service. With our self-catering service, 1871 House offers relative affordability in the Upper East Side Historic District.



Both serene privacy and unmatched convenience will immediately endear you to 1871 House's lovely side block of townhouses and the Upper East Side neighborhood at large. East 62nd Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue is a quiet, tree-lined residential enclave for some of New York’s most prestigious addresses.

As mentioned, Central Park is only three short blocks from us, and the neighborhood has much, much else, to offer, from some of the finest boutiques and best restaurants in New York, to the fabulous Museum Mile, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) The Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe MET Breuer, and The Frick Collection, to the dream-row of all true shoppers, that stretch including Bloomingdale's, Barneys, Bendels and Bergdorf-Goodman. Further close attractions include Manhattan's exclusive Decoration & Design building (D&D building) and the Manhattan Art and Antiques Center, where architects, designers and collectors from around the world travel for the concentration of design and home furnishings showrooms and galleries.

For those needing to come to the City for business reasons, 1871 House is ideally located near Midtown Manhattan and is convenient to both Midtown East corporate offices and to those in Wall Street and the Financial District. Consequently, there is no need to venture too far for meetings, seminars, functions and events.

Medical professionals, patients, families, and caregivers also appreciate our ideal location, minutes away from some of the country's best hospitals and medical facilities including Memorial Sloan Kettering (mskcc), Weill Cornell Medical College, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York-Presbyterian hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, the Hospital for Special Surgery and Mount Sinai Hospital.

Other quintessential New York attractions quickly and easily reached from 1871 House include: Grand Central Station, Times Square and the Theatre District, the United Nations Headquarters, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

Offering the elegance of the City with the quaintness of the country, 1871 House is your very own New York City apartment in the middle of Manhattan! Visit 1871 House and experience one of the best kept little secrets in one of the best loved biggest cities!

New York Accommodations with Outdoor Space


Experience a new view of Manhattan from the Garden Room Terrace.

The Garden Room provides guests with private access to its landscaped garden terrace. Enjoy drinking your morning coffee in Upper East Side style and reading the newspaper at our beautiful New York Brownstone with 300 square feet of premier outdoor space. 



All rooms include private en suite bathrooms and include modern conveniences including flat screen TVs, Complimentary Wi-Fi, direct-dial telephones, air conditioning, hair dryers, clock radios, irons & ironing boards.  Most units include fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, which we invite you to stock with your favorite provisions. All-cotton bedding, country quilts, down comforters and down pillows, shampoo and soap are included. 1871 House is available year round. No smoking and no pets, please.

Extended Stays on the Upper East Side, Manhattan


1871 House offers fully furnished apartment rentals for extended stays on the Upper East side of Manhattan, New York, NY.  When the need arises for temporary residence, we have the solution at 1871 House. Whether you're taking an extended holiday or need to temporarily relocate, we'll be happy to provide a place for you to rest your head for as long as you need. Click Here For More Details. 

Email to discuss how our cozy Brownstone Townhouse can accommodate your temporary residence needs on East 62nd Street, New York, NY.