September 12, 2009

Grace Kelly Lived Here

The Manhattan House on 66th and 3rd has as long a history as any apartment building in the city, but is perhaps best known now for being a place where Princess Grace lived in the 1950s.

In 1997, The New York Times described her apartment: But by some accounts, despite her increasingly glamorous life, Grace Kelly’s furnishings at Manhattan House were, alas, quite plain. “The living room was without charm, character or gender,” Ms. Quine wrote. “It wasn’t ugly; it was utterly bland. Furniture, fabrics and colors alike were all resolutely practical. Everything seemed brown.”

I guess it just goes to show you that with some princesses things aren't always what they seem no matter how spoiled they might be.