Landmark West will be hosting “Mid-Summer at The Milbank Mansion”—an evening in one of the Upper West Side’s most historical and stunning manors! Spanning more than 8,800 feet, the Milbank Mansion is pure opulence on the Upper West Side, and it is all one single-family home!
As one of the finest historic properties in this neighborhood, the opportunity to spend an evening inside this classic New York City mansion is not one to be missed!
In 1888, philanthropist Elizabeth Milbank commissioned Lamb & Rich architectural firm to construct her home near Central Park on West 71st Street. This magnificent one-of-a-kind property has seventeen rooms, including six bedrooms, five bathrooms and ten working fireplaces!
On June 28th from 6pm-8pm, all six levels of this enormous, enchanting home will be available for your exploration thanks to Landmark West. Guests can expect cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an architectural discussion lead by Professor Andrew Dolkart, who is one of the top academics of historic NYC architecture! While you journey through the impressive home, the Lyra String Quartet (made up of Julliard alumni and students) will serenade you with each step.
Speaking of architecture, you can plan to see the 13-foot coffered mahogany foyer ceiling, butternut floors with inlaid marquetry, side linenfold paneling, and rare curved pocket doors at the foot of the massive oak staircase! Let’s not forget the 24-karat gold ceilings! Other details guests can expect to see are parquet floors and ornate moldings. This historic Upper West Side home has had some modern amenities added but still retains that Gilded Age glamour.
If you purchase your ticket before June 15th, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will only cost you $65! Anytime after and the price goes up to $100. To purchase tickets, head here.
Since 1985, Landmark West has worked to achieve landmark status for individual buildings and historic districts on the Upper West Side. They aim to protect buildings from unnecessary change and demolition. Landmark West is a non-profit dedicated to building community and promoting awareness of the Upper West Side’s special character. For more information, go to https://www.landmarkwest.org/.
Here’s a link to the listing, which is currently being marketed by Douglas Elliman.