This September, you can go inside the spectacular Gilded Age mansion of Edith Shepard Fabbri, the great-granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, and wife of J. P. Morgan associate Ernesto Fabbri on a special tour with Untapped New York. The mansion at 7 East 95th Street, built between 1914 and 1916 by L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts trained architect Grosvenor Atterbury, is now the location of the House of the Redeemer, a unique setting in New York City for reflection, study, fellowship, and prayer.
Inside the home, guests will see decoration by Egisto Fabbri which incorporates the Fabbris’ collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque furnishings and architectural fragments. Among the many stunning spaces you will see is the impressive library, a custom-built space decorated with original wood ceilings and paneling from a 1600s Ducal palace on the outskirts of Urbino, Italy. The architectural pieces were transported across the ocean through U-boat-infested waters during World War I!
Tour the Gilded Age Fabbri Mansion
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On this tour, you’ll explore the public rooms of this landmarked building, a retreat house that serves as a community center as well as a place of reflection, study, fellowship, and prayer.
In addition to the spiritual retreats and worship activities offered by the House of the Redeemer, the organization also hosts a Fabbri Chamber Concert Series. Launched in 1999, the annual concet seriesfeatures the world’s finest artist performing inside the library.
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