19. William Starr Miller II Mansion, 1048 Fifth Ave

Neue Galerie, one of NYC's Gilded Age Mansions that is now a museum
Neue Galerie New York at 1048 Fifth Avenue Architects: Carrère & Hastings, 1912-14. Courtesy Neue Galerie New York. Photography by Hulya Kolabas.

The mansion of Gilded Age industrialist William Starr Miller II and his wife Edith Caroline Warren was designed by Carrère & Hastings. The design was inspired by Place des Vosges, a 17th-century palace in Paris, France. The French style carries into the interior of the home as well where Edith’s bedroom is decorated in the Louis XVI style. After Edith’s died, Grace Vanderbilt, wife of Cornelius Vanderbilt III, bought the home.

The former mansion sits on the stretch of Fifth Avenue now known as Museum Mile. No longer a private residence, the mansion is home to the Neue Galerie, an art museum with a focus on German and Austrian art.