David Adler designed the legendary home at 1406 Astor Street for the Ryerson family. The home was completed in 1921. Designed with a distinct Louis XVI influence, it remained a single-family residence for years, then was carved into apartments. The home went on the market in 1988. Within 24 hours, it was purchased by an interior designer, who painstakingly restored it to its former glory. The house sold again in 2006 for $9.2 million. It continues to be a stunning example of Adler’s design, as well as the stewardship of its devoted owners.
Below, a photo of the dining room in the 1920s. Note the interlocking “Rs” in the frieze above the door.
The dining room, photographed circa 2001, when the house was for sale for $9 million.
More photos from when 1406 North Astor Street was for sale in 2001.