East 73rd Street, between Third and Lexington Avenues, is one of a handful of blocks in the Upper East Side that owes its character to charming former stable houses, and of the others found opn neighboring blocks, it is the only one that can claim being the first. The first on the block was the Marquand, originally built in 1883 by the celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt, and beautifully restored to its original glory in 2007. However, far more extravagant, is the stable just to its east at 168. It was designed in an outlandish Flemish style by the architect Charles Romeyn in 1899, who is better known for having built the Prasada at 50 Central Park West.
Read on to learn more about the Upper East Side stable house with old school charm.