One of New York City's architectural treasures - the Kosciuszko Foundation town house, the former Van Allen family home - offers an elegant and intimate setting for cultural, corporate, and private affairs. Located at the easily accessible and exclusive heart of the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Kosciuszko Foundation town house offers three elegant public rooms suitable for events from cocktails to elegant sit-down dinners, concerts, seminars, and receptions of every kind. The Kosciuszko Foundation House offers a uniquely romantic setting for weddings, which can be dressed and decorated to the couple's choice. The beautiful facilities offer a perfect background for photo shoots and have been used as sets in various films and television programs.
The building was designed by Harry Allan Jacobs and built in 1917. Its prototype is located in St. James Square in London and was the childhood home of England's late Queen Mother. It is an interpretation of the Renaissance style harkening to the simpler lines of classical architecture. It is graced with a light but functional stairway that unifies the public rooms of the town house in a unique manner. The scale, plaster work decoration, oak paneling, delicate marble fireplaces and finely proportioned windows make a memorable and even monumental impression within the confines of modest footage.
The fully air-conditioned public rooms available for rental include the impressive rotunda with a sweeping staircase, perfect for cocktails or welcoming guests to large gatherings, and the oak paneled gallery and reception room. A Steinway piano graces the gallery, making this largest rental room suitable for concerts or soirees, seating 100 or comfortably serving a sit down meal for 60 to 80. The downstairs reception room together with the rotunda can accommodate 120 for cocktails and buffet dining. An early 20th century ornamental Steinway piano is available in the rotunda. The building is equipped with a fully functioning pantry kitchen and an elevator.
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The space is available weekdays and weekends. For rental terms and additional information, or for an appointment to see the space, please call 212-734-2130.
Ms. Ela Ingarden, Manager of Special Events
Telephone: 212-734-2130 ext. 215