Apparently, I like to torture myself. What else could explain why I keep going back to The Manhattan House website? Before we left the city for the suburbs ten years ago, Manhattan House was our home. At the time we lived there, it was just another rental on the Upper East Side and looked nothing like the swank building it's become. Sure, the location was great, the fact that this massive structure took up a whole city block was unusual, and I'd even heard it was the first post war apartment building built in the city. But, Rita Konig and Celery Kemble (amongst others) were not designing it's show house interiors, and since it has gone all luxury condo it's really never looked so chic! I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for this place, it's where we became parents, bringing our first baby home from the hospital to our apartment here. And, now in addition to all these fond memories, I love The Manhattan House, for the stylish showplace it has become.
Images via: Manhattan House