Welcome to The Wilbraham an Historic and Landmarked building located at 5th Avenue and 30th Street. This spectacular structure was built by Scottish-born William Moir, who made his fortune in the high-end jewelry business. Mr. Moir commissioned brothers David and John Jardine, (also born in Scotland), to design his "fireproof" residential hotel, it was eventually completed in May 1890.
Today 284 Fifth Avenue is a hidden in plain sight gem oozing with circa 1880's Victorian era architectural elements and numerous period details. Upon entry into this magnificent building, one will be transported back in time when New York City was filled with horse drawn carriages, gas lantern streetlights and powerful economic engines of the Industrial Revolution.
Enter Studio 7B, a well-proportioned 3 room mini-loft style home boasting 10-foot ceilings, hardwood parquet flooring, decorative fireplace (can be operable) and impressive doorframes with corner medallions. Each room is enormous and able to accommodate either the minimalist design esthetic or more abundant traditional decor.
The Parlor with its ideal fengshui dimensions serves as the bedroom and converts to a comfortable lounging area. It boasts a handsome decorative corner fireplace with intricately carved brass surround and wood dentil molding. A substantial south facing window frames the view of another impressive architectural delight The Holland House, built in 1891.
An adjacent windowed bathroom is encased from floor to ceiling with grey-veined statuary white Carrera marble. How about unwinding in the extra-deep porcelain coated bathtub, one of the fixtures from an era-gone-by. The contemporary brand Toto commode features a multifunction bidet. Need we say more!? A minimal yet efficient kitchen station was designed by Solveig Fernlund. It features a two-burner gas Gaggenau cooktop with under-counter stainless steel fronted refrigerator, and abundance of streamlined custom cabinetry above. The area can be retrofitted to accommodate full size appliances and installing a floating island stone counter top breakfast bar.
The 284 Fifth Ave Co-op maintains a liberal sublet policy, permits guarantors. and Pied A' Terre purchases. Co-purchasing with working child is acceptable and pets are also welcome. For those commuting throughout NYC, the nearby subway lines are 4-5-6 N, W, R, Q, F, D & B. The 33rd Street Path Station to New Jersey is up the block.
For ones occasional invited guests, the Ace and NoMad Hotels are close by and a Ritz-Carlton NoMad is slated to arrive soon. Madison Square Park and the Union Square open farmers market are within close proximity as well as Eataly, a food shopping experience.