Kips Bay Show House

Kips Bay Sign

One of the activities of Blogfest was access to the Kips Bay Show House. Thanks to Kravet, the blogger group took it over one morning last week. This 5 story upper east side beauty, built in 1899, has about 5,640 sq ft, 4 bed/4.5 baths, a 2 story atrium, front and rear terraces, a garden and an elevator.

Breakfast, Kips Bay Show house, yogurt, mimosa, pastries

Doodle Home generously sponsored a gorgeous breakfast for the Blogfest group, which only helped each of us to fully imagine what it might be to live in the beautiful home… for sale, by the way, if you have an extra $16 million to spare.

Upper East Side, Show House NYC, pier windows, french doors

Beautiful Flowers in planters, hydrangea

Klismos chair

The above room was designed by Robert Brown.  He used a pair of the most gorgeous Klismos chairs I have ever seen, along with a sophisticated mix of textures all ranging in the neutral palette.

Klismos Detail

Detail of the Klismos chair… I know that many of my readers love them as much as I do.

Powder Bath, brass faucet, gold mirror

 Detail of lavish powder room downstairs, designed by Andrew Suvalsky Designs.

Stairwell, black and white photos

 Gorgeous stairwell photography by Monica Rich Kosann Photography.

modern art in show house

Beautiful details everywhere.

portrait of man

 Fabulous place for this portrait.

Ivory Living Room

 Living Room by Gomez Associates. Note the sophisticated lighting-(ceiling). Impressive.

Kate Moss in her underwear

Needless to say, the art stole the show in this room.

Show house bath, tub, rolled towels

 Handsome bath with mirror imbedded TV.

Blue Lacquered Dining room, blue dining room, gold leaf ceiling, branch chandelier, neon chandelier

Photographs do not do this dining room justice. It is absolutely stunning. Countless coats (and sanding in-between) create the most gorgeous blue lacquer walls. The ceiling is gold leafed, the view overlooks the atrium (yes, I said atrium, two story atrium), the art is commissioned, the sideboard (not in picture) is a piece of art, as is the branch and LED lighting. My favorite room in the house. Design by Kristen McGinnis Design Inc.

european door hardware

 Detail of the dining room door, which was part of existing house.

champagne storage

Adjacent to the dining room is a gorgeous little well stocked bar area…

champagne room, blue lacquered ceiling

 which leads into the wine tasting room, the kind of room you could spend hours in catching up with a BFF. Note the stunning fabrics.

convex mirror, Kipps Bay

 Another view of the wine tasting room from one of the pair of gorgeous old convex mirrors.

gold stenciled ceiling, zebra rug, ivory room, feminine decor

 Hollywood feminine glam on the 5th floor. Design by Barbara Ostrom Associates.

Bronze Dog, accessory, greyhound bronze, table decoration, sculpture

 Detail from above room, view into small office which leads to terrace.

Small space mirror, round mirror, small space solution

 This tiny room was too small to photograph, but charming all the same.

Upper east side, french doors, New York Town House, New York Real Estate

 OK, so if any of you readers like what you see enough to call it home, save me a guest room…

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  1. Courtney,
    As always, your photos are amazing! I love all your detail shots and how you captured the very essence of the event. Fun and inspiring times in NYC!

  2. Oooh… thanks for sharing. I didn’t make it to the showhouse this year, but since you did – I didn’t need to. Great pics. I see shiny lacquer is still alive and well.

  3. Touring Show Homes is one of my favorite things to do. These photos are so beautiful and inspiring!

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