The Rear Library

TYPE: Half-Floor Studio Suite
MAX GUESTS: 2
BED SIZE(S): 1 queen-size 
ROOM SIZE: 415 sq. ft.

For your temporary corporate housing or extended stay, look no further than the Rear Library of 1871 House, a set of unique extended-stay accommodations in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC.

Two flights above the lobby sits the Rear Library, a studio suite that exudes a kind of palatial serenity, owing to its spacious size, princess-worthy netting and cream bedding around the queen-size sleigh bed, and an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling books. The south-facing suite gets lots of light through its three lace-clad windows, which overlook a garden and terrace.  The quiet studio suite is positioned in the rear of the building. The beautiful oak parquet floors, the imposing marble fireplace, and the 10-foot ceilings all contribute to the expansive quality of the room. A large oriental rug, a bureau, an antique armoire, and a round dining table with chairs complete the suite’s furnishings (please note the room no longer includes a daybed). 

The Rear Library also includes a compact kitchen with a microwave, toaster, regular ovens, a stove, a coffee maker, sink, and full-size refrigerator.

The Rear Library’s en-suite bathroom is the most recently renovated in the entire townhouse and consists of a just-rebuilt tiled shower, pedestal sink, and toilet.

Things you might want to 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 suite does not have a buzzer system
-This suite faces the garden side of the house.
-This suite consists of one large room without a separate bedroom area
-The suite is 2 flights above the main hall entrance of the house
-There’s no elevator in the building and the suite is two flights up from the house’s entry hall level.
-The kitchen is small but still good enough to prepare your morning coffee and other basics.
-Only two guests maximum are permitted.
-The fireplace is decorative
-Pets are not permitted.
-Room includes Panasonic 26″ 720p LCD HDTV
-The TV includes a ROKU device for streaming. The choice of what to watch and what to pay for is up to you. To access fee-based programming, you must be a subscriber and login with your own username and password.
-a/c is installed June, July, August, September & October for an extra fee (a/c is optional in the months of June and October) (supplemental fee).
-The Front Library can be booked together with the Rear Library and the two rooms connect to each other via a connecting interior door and hallway through the kitchen.