The Rear Library

TYPE: Half-Floor Studio Suite
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 house’s entry hall level sits the Rear Library, a studio suite that exudes a kind of palatial serenity, owing to its spacious size 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 suite is positioned in the rear of the building. The golden 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 armoire, and a round dining table with chairs complete the suite’s furnishings. 

The Rear Library also includes a compact kitchen with a microwave, toaster, 4-burner range with oven, coffee maker, sink, and apartment-size refrigerator.

The Rear Library’s en-suite bathroom consists of a 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.
  • This home was built in 1871, so there are signs of wear and tear.
  • The charming, late 1800s townhouse, is not a modern structure – think creaky floorboards and things as such.
  • There’s no elevator in the building and the suite is two flights up from the house’s entry hall level.  It’ll take you thirty-six steps to reach the apartment’s entrance.
  • Since the room was photographed, the canopy over the bed has been removed. 
  • This suite does not have an intercom or buzzer system.
  • This suite faces the garden side of the house.
  • This suite consists of one large room without a separate bedroom area
  • 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 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).
  • There isn’t a laundry facility in the building. Guests have access to many neighborhood laundry and dry cleaning merchants who offer laundry service by the pound with free pick-up and delivery.
  • 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.