10. William Starr Miller II’s Mansion

Neue Galerie which is housed in one of NYC's most beautiful Beaux Arts mansions
Neue Galerie New York at 1048 Fifth Avenue Architects: Carrère & Hastings, 1912-14. Courtesy Neue Galerie New York. Photography by Hulya Kolabas.

William Starr Miller II was a Gilded Age industrialist who married Edith Caroline Warren, whose brother was architect Whitney Warren of Warren & Whetmore. Though Whitney Warren designed the couple’s Newport mansion, the couple hired Carrère & Hastings to design their mansion on Fifth Avenue.

Completed in 1914, the elegant Beaux-Arts mansion was inspired by 17th-century Parisian architecture, in particular the Place des Vosges. An oak-paneled drawing room and Edith’s bedroom were inspired by Louis XVI style. Edith lived in the mansion until her death. It was then inhabited by Grace Vanderbilt, wife of Cornelius Vanderbilt III, until her death in 1953. One of the most beautiful Beaux-Arts mansions on Museum Mile, it’s now home to the Neue Galerie, which is dedicated to German and Austrian art, and was renovated by renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf.

Boucher room in the Frick

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