After reveling in the publication of his new book on Los Angeles mega-mansions, Michael Gross let the Post into his own personal abode.
Naturally, the Alwyn Court apartment is prewar, and has an impressive pedigree which he was more than eager to share.
It was once the most expensive in Manhattan,” says Gross of the 12-story building at 58th Street and Seventh Avenue. “Tenants rented for $10,000 a year back in 1909. Back then, there were only two apartments per floor; after the Depression, they turned it into six.
To that end, the co-op is filled with photos by Bert Stern, Richard Avedon, Slim Aarons and William Wegman; lithographs by Larry Rivers; pieces by Raoul Dufy; and, of late, Egyptian pieces — “we love classical antiquity.”