Welcome to MansionLocation.com, where we showcase a distinguished private residence nestled on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This splendid mansion, constructed in 1900, boasts a stunning design influenced by French Baroque style with nouveau touches, courtesy of the renowned American architect Robert D. Kohn.

Situated on the expansive West 106th Street, this residence offers picturesque views of the Hudson River, the bronze equestrian statue of civil war hero Franz Sigel, and the serene Riverside Park. Notably, it is a key element of a designated Manhattan historic district featuring several buildings of similar architectural styles.

In the year 1900, developers Perez M. Stewart and H. Ives Smith enlisted the expertise of Robert D. Kohn to design two distinct yet harmonious mansions at the corner of Riverside Drive and 106th Street. Rising to the challenge, Kohn created two upscale residences that coexisted gracefully, each emanating its own unique character. One was adorned in tan-colored brick, while the other showcased a striking red façade. Despite the larger, corner mansion commanding attention, No. 322 West 106th Street held its own as a grand and distinctive home.

This exquisite residence boasts a fascinating history, with a notable claim that it once served as the home for the F.A.O. Schwarz family and other renowned New Yorkers. Around 1912, the property was acquired by William Cumming Story. Notably, Mrs. William Cumming Story played a prominent role in the family’s reputation. Described as opinionated and actively engaged, she held significant positions, including President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution, President of the Republican Women’s Club, and President of the City Federation of Women’s Clubs.

The Miller family currently owns and takes care of this magnificent mansion, diligently working towards restoring it to its former grandeur. Situated on one of New York City’s finest blocks, as recognized by Time Out Magazine in 2006, this residential building serves as an ideal location for film or photo shoots.

The interior of the mansion exudes classic beauty, complemented by its unique limestone and brick exterior, making it an exceptional working environment. Various spaces within the residence showcase distinct architectural styles, from fully paneled mahogany parlor room walls to plaster relief decorations, offering limitless artistic possibilities.

Notable features include huge sliding pocket doors, 14-foot ceilings, sun-lit windows, French doors, working fireplaces, an ornate semi-curving staircase, period furniture, and crystal chandeliers, all contributing to a touch of historic elegance. Additionally, a modern, fully decked rooftop terrace provides  views of the Hudson River and the UWS cityscape, adding to the space’s flexibility.

It’s important to note that this mansion is a private residence, ensuring your production team receives full cooperation for shoots, whether day or night. With the flexibility to accommodate anything from a single-day shoot to recurring location needs, this cost-effective and versatile space offers ample room for the set and crew. For more details, please explore our website, and feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. Thank you!

This prime location is available year-round for TV, Film, Music Videos, Fashion, or Product Photography. Well-known Feature Films and Television Series have been filmed here, including scenes from the major motion picture “Hitch” starring Will Smith, and the Emmy Award-winning “Law & Order.” For further information or to arrange a site visit, please click the contact link on the top right side of this page.


ml02The photo to the left shows Will Smith on location at Riverside Dr. Hitch was released in theatres in February 2005. The film, which tells the story of a “date doctor” who teaches men the tricks to getting hitched, was shot exclusively in NYC from March-July 2004, employing 100 NYC cast and crew members. The area around the Mansion is a perfect location for shooting large-budget films. The double-wide street can accommodate the many vehicles, trailers, and staff associated with major productions.


Eight-time Emmy-winner Merrideth Vierira who replaced Katie Couric on NBC’s ‘Today” show said “thanks for the use of your beautiful home” after wrapping up a film shoot featuring her in a commercial about a public health issue.


The award-winning Rap Artist,50 Cent starred in a Reebok commercial shoot. “He’s sort of a James Bond character in this spot – Filming 50 Cent swaggering down the ornate staircase looked great.” said the production manager of the shoot.



The MAXIM men’s magazine used the Parlor Room and main Stair Case for a “tasteful” Women’s Lingerie photo shoot on March 08. The one-day shoot was easy and economical for the production company. With great natural light and classic furnishings, this space (with lots of interesting angles to shoot from) was ideal for Maxim. The MAXIM rep said she was very satisfied with the outcome and is looking forward to booking the space again for future use.


When Fox TV Studios, the producers of this year’s new hot series needed an accommodating area to shoot, they choose the Upper West Side. With our elegant neighbors to the left and right of our mansion location, sidewalk scenes take on a whole new dimension. Our well-kept façade with groomed ivy and potted door shrubbery makes the perfect shot for a walk-by, entrance, or exit.


As with White Collar above;  several scenes of Gossip Girl were shot utilizing our elegant mansion as a background. Gossip Girl is an award-winning American teen drama series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar.


July 2010: a photo was taken from our front door during the production showing the main star, Leighton Meester who plays the character, Blair Waldorf. The front of the home was used in the shot for this scene.




When Victoria’s Secret needed a wood-paneled room to shoot some of their fall 2011 fashion collection, our main parlor room was their perfect solution. With its old-world charm and 14-foot high ceilings, the space was the “perfect fit.”

Three top models made the elegant residence their photo studio for a several-day shoot. The mansion easily accommodated the large entourage of makeup artists, hairdressers, lighting techs, etc. The comfortable “green room” was a great staging area for the models.



ml12During the summer of 2014, the edgy CBS crime drama UNFORGETTABLE shot a couple of elaborate scenes from inside the main parlor and dining room area where there were gunfire exchanges within the rooms and to and from a black limousine driving by on the street. With the balcony windows blowing out and squibs exploding inside, these scenes turned out to be the highlight of the episode.  Click here for the Scene Montage



Shown left is the actor
Dylan Walsh (who plays Lieutenant Al Burns) taking a break from shooting to pose with the two beautiful Miller sisters.




robinthede01In the photo to the left is actress/comedian Robin Thede.

She’s shown filming a Halloween comedy sketch for BET in the main parlor room in 2017.
Behind her is a live working fireplace, with fake cobwebs for spooky effects.




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The critically acclaimed Life & Beth series on HULU, featuring Amy Schumer season two filmed an episode at the Mansion Location in March 2023, utilizing various spaces efficiently. The episode includes talented actors like Michael Cera, Colin Quinn, and Tim Meadows alongside Schumer. 

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Shown in the photo taken at the location is Amy Schumer, Michael Cera, and Colin Quin relaxing in between shoots. With a production team of more than 60 members, the venue efficiently catered to everyone’s needs.

Several additional film shoots have taken place here that are not shown with photos. For example, the BBC shot two documentary-style interviews (on two separate occasions) with famous personalities such as Tom Brokaw and Dr. Michio Kaku, just to name a few. (Thomas John Brokaw is an American television journalist and author. He was the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for 22 years. And, 
Dr. Michio Kaku is an award-winning American theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science.)
HommeFemme 2022 High-End streetwear Fashion Shoot:  www.instagram.com/hommefemme

From Victoria’s Secret Models to Theoretical Physicists, our unique space offers a warm and welcoming experience. We look forward to working with you on your next shoot.