This is one of my favorite places in New York City – The Merchants House Museum in Greenwich Village.
The privilege of photographing it, from top to bottom, has been a highlight of my New York City architectural photography.
Here is how they describe the property on their website:
“The cultural and architectural importance of the Merchant’s House is undisputed. Built in 1832 and occupied by a merchant family for nearly 100 years, the House today is New York City’s only family home to have survived virtually intact, inside and out, from the 19th century. The Merchant’s House is a truly unique window through which to view the past.”
Everybody who loves New York City architecture and New York City history should stop by for one of their self-guided tours.
Merchants House Museum is simply amazing.
“Bob’s artistry and technical skill captured not only the rooms and furnishings, but the very essence of their 175 year history.
Using natural and low impact lighting, Bob maximized each space without compromising its true feel, often exceeding our vision of a requested shot.”
Margaret Halsey Gardiner, Executive Director, Merchants House Museum