174-27 Adelaide Road
Home of Count Basie



Home of Count Basie from 1946 – mid-1970s
(Property records indicate that the Basie estate owned the property as late as 1998.)
(Previous address: 1274 Fifth Avenue)
Block 10288, Lot 11

Date of construction: 1935
Architect: Unknown

A low-slung two-story English-Tudor-style home. The frame building features a brick veneer on the first floor and stucco above. Two arched windows with fanlights flank the doorway, which is found in a projecting, gabled porch. At the upper story, half-timbering, in the English manner, exists.

The property once included extensive grounds and a swimming pool. In 1987, the grounds were developed with four new structures designed by Gerald T. O’Buckley. This development is called “Basie Estates.”

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