The Lexington Suite
TYPE: Convertible 2 BR Floor-through Full-Floor Apartment
MAX GUESTS: 2
BED SIZE(S): 2 queen-size beds
ROOM SIZE: 805 sq. ft.
For the finest short term lodging in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, escape to the Lexington Suite, which occupies the entire fourth floor of 1871 House. The suite consists of a rear bedroom with a queen bed in addition to an expansive front room with another queen-size bed and adjacent open living area. There isn’t a separate living room. There is a small room in the back part of the apartment that is ideal for a work-from-home-setup or dining space. It has been furnished with a drop leaf table and chairs. A full kitchen and central private en-suite bathroom complete the nearly 1000 square feet of luxury.
The Lexington Suite offers the unique advantage of two high-perched but radically diverging views, from the front and the back of this full-floor suite. From the front, the windows reveal the tops of townhouses not unlike 1871 House, water towers rising above them, and a few larger, more recent apartment buildings reaching up beyond them at the fringes. A look through the window in one of the Lexington Suite’s back bedrooms displays, instead, the figure of fully realized modernity, with a few of the soaring skyscrapers of Midtown, including the recently-completed addition to the NYC skyline, the enormous residential building at 432 Park Avenue.
The full-width front, north-facing room fills with light coming through three lace-clad windows, which are state-of-the-art thermo-pane, reducing noise and insulating well. A large sitting and dining area with a table and five chairs adjoins the Tuscan Ralph Lauren bed. An American Empire chest of drawers and fireplace round out the room.
The kitchen of the Lexington Suite features a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, stove/oven, and coffeemaker.
- We think you should know:
- As 1871 House is a historical building and retains much of its 19th Century structure, it is not suited for all accessibility needs.
- The charming, late 1800s townhouse, is not a modern structure – think creaky floorboards and things as such.
- This home was built in 1871, so there are signs of wear and tear.
- There’s no elevator in the building and the apartment is four flights up from the entry hall level, so be prepared to haul your luggage.
- As this is NYC, you shouldn’t expect the streets below to be quiet – there may be construction or traffic noise nearby.
- This suite is not equipped with an intercom or buzzer system
- The kitchen is older but still good enough to prepare your morning coffee and other basics, just don’t expect to flex your culinary muscles
- This is a 1 BR apartment with a separate small room set up as a home-office of dining space.
- One of the queen beds is in the living room.
- Since the apartment was photographed, the bed in the front room has been reoriented to face the windows rather than the fireplace.
- Two persons maximum occupancy.
- The fireplaces are only decorative
- a/c is set-up for the months June-October (supplemental fee).
- Equipment such as the apartment’s air conditioning units are stored in the closets of the apartment.
- Smoking in the building or apartment is prohibited.
- Pets are not permitted.
- Wi-Fi is provided with the monthly utility fee. Please note that the Wi-Fi is intended for basic residential or home office use only such as emails, and not for heavy download of large data files.
- One TV is provided in the suite (Sony Bravia 26″ LCD HDTV). We include a ROKU device for streaming your favorite free or subscription based apps for watching movies or shows on Netflix, Amazon or other available apps. Cable TV is not provided.