The Lexington Suite
MAX GUESTS: 2
BED SIZE(S): 2 queen-size beds & 1 twin-size bed
ROOM SIZE: 950 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 two rear bedrooms (one queen and one twin), in addition to a large front room with another queen-size bed and adjacent open living area. 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 just-completed new addition to the NYC skyline, the enormous residential building at 432 Park Avenue.
The 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.
Sony Bravia 26″ LCD HDTV with ROKU attachment for streaming your favorite shows or movies on Netflix, Amazon or other available apps.
Things to note:
-As 1871 House is a historical building and retains much of its 19th Century structure, it is not suited for all accessibility needs.
-This charming, late 1800s townhouse, is not a modern structure – think creaky floorboards and things as such
-There’s no lift in the building and the flat is four flights up from the entry hall level, so be prepared to haul your luggage
-This apartment does not have a buzzer system
-Pets are not allowed. Sorry but we can’t make exceptions.
-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
-One of the queen beds is in the living room
-As this is NYC, you shouldn’t expect the streets below to be quiet – there may be construction or traffic noise nearby
-Guest won’t be able to sit around a crackling fire – the fireplaces are only decorative
-A/C available June-October (supplemental fee).
-Pets and smoking are not permitted.