About Ogden Codman House
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The Ogden Codman House at 7 East 96th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues on the border between the Carnegie Hill and East Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan, New York City, was built in 1912-13 as a residence for the architect and decorator, Ogden Codman Jr., who designed it himself in the 18th century French Renaissance Revival style. It is now the Manhattan Country School.
Built of limestone, the Codman mansion has been called an "airy frivolity", but the AIA Guide to New York City describes it as "a Parisian toen house cut down to American 'size'." The building is distinguished by wrought-iron balconies, dormer windows, and a porte-cochère leading to a courtyard and garage.