Ethelind Coblin Architect

loading 1 East End Avenue

1 East End Avenue


One East End Avenue is one of New York’s finest neoclassical lobbies with a dramatic view from East End Avenue through and across the river. Originally the river side shared equal importance as brokers travelled by boat to Wall Street. The river entry is rarely used now; but, the sparkle and reflection from the river still enliven the Lobby. Our design focuses on developing the highest quality finishes that expand upon the existing architecture, enhancing its grace and poise. We restored and relocated the enameled light fixtures, furnishings and mirrors and found new furniture in the Empire Style. We employed a soft finish for walls, marbleized the columns and entablature and gilded the detailing to add warmth and elegance.