Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Washington Mews

One of the most beautiful streets in New York is Washington Mews.  The private cobblestone street was originally lined with the carriage houses that serviced the surrounding homes.  They were later turned into artists studios and housing for New York University. Gloria Vanderbilt's aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney lived on the street for the last two years of her life which at the time was close to the old home of the Whitney Museum.  Gloria often stayed with her aunt and she based her room at the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse last year on her room in the 60 Washington Mews house.  Since 1953, part of old space has been home to Jean Bach.  The documentary filmmaker and her late husband entertained famous artists and musicians in the decor seen here.  I always wondered about the interiors of the homes on Washington Mews and I'm not surprised that they are just as beautiful as the street outside. 



Photo by Annie Schlechter

15 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Looks beautiful, reminds me of London a bit

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

This is just spectacular and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us. Hope you are well.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Love, love the library! Those chairs are gorgeous.
Have a nice day.
Teresa

Belle de Ville said...

So much like London, I'd love to live in the Mews!

a Broad said...

We lived on the East side and I used to dream of living the the Washington Square Mews.
This apartment is just perfect !

Kay* said...

wow - that first image is in NYC?!? that's gorgeous! & i just love the pink door! subtle but oh so chic :)

mb said...

Love the pink doors too. The interior space is so fine.
Thanks for sharing.

mb from Dallas

Karena said...

Beautiful beyond, I love Mews found anywhere in the world!!
The interiors you have shown are fabulous Heather!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

lasninastextiles.com said...

What a beautiful post!

jones said...

Hi Heather, Is there anyway to see more of these interiors? Of course Annie Schlechter knows exactly how to catch a room--I really appreciate that these interiors have not been styled to be absolute perfect, but are presented as they would have been lived. Mary

18 Kerut said...

Great. thanks for that!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

So beautiful! The outside alone is stunning, but the interior shots, fabulous. Thanks for the peek. Lidy

Grant K. Gibson said...

WOW! An area of NYC that I didn't know about.
A must for my next trip.
Thanks for sharing!

quintessence said...

Love Washington Mews. Years ago I took classes at the Deutsche Haus which was at the end. It was such a pleasure walking there that even on days when I wasn't so enthusiastic, it kept me going!

Sacheverelle said...

I always wondered what those little houses look like on the inside. How does NYU decide which of their staff get to live there? Probably administrators all..

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