At Home on Gramercy
The 1855 five-story, south-facing Anglo-Italianate house, 111 East 19th Street, is perfectly situated between Park Avenue and Irving Place, a half block from the designated "Block Beautiful" (19th St. between Irving Pl. and Third Avenue). The single-family house has an extra attraction: the ground floor space, built full, is currently configured as a professional office space, an income-producing bonus with its own private under-the-stoop entrance. This is also a perfect solution for an owner who wants to live "over the store" in an elegant four-story residence.
The Anglo-Italianate style comes alive in this house: the combination of functionality and grace is apparent in the layout. The original center staircase commands the point of focus with the elliptical stained-glass skylight overhead, illuminating the grand entrance way.