House of the Redeemer
It’s the Upper East Side’s hidden gem…a one-of-a-kind Manhattan location which shouts history and money. House of the Redeemer was built from 1914 to 1916 as a family home by Edith Shepard Fabbri, great granddaughter of Commodore Vanderbilt, and her husband Ernesto who was an associate of the financier J.P Morgan. In 1974, it was designated a New York City landmark, and is a perfect setting for all kinds of shoots. In fact, the House of the Redeemer’s exterior has stood in for consulates around the world, boarding schools and secret buildings. The interior can pose as a fabulous private house, nursing home or a school. The spacious downstairs reception and refectory area is good for holding and can also stand in for a school or consulate, and the outdoor private garden is perfect for party and reception scenes. But the crown jewel of this building has to be the spacious second floor library at the head of an imposing flight of stairs. Built in the 1600’s for the Ducal palace in Urbino, Italy, the library has 25 foot vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling bookshelves which hide a secret passage, and a walk-in fireplace.
7 East 95th Street New York, NY 10128