203 Corlies Avenue
This Victorian home was built in 1895; it is one of 25 houses in Pelham Heights built before 1900 and retains such original details as side protruding bays, slate roof and Palladian window in the front facade. It was owned and occupied by the Gulbenkian Family for more than a century. Hartoutiune Gulbenkian, one of several generations of successful Persion rug dealers, was the nephew of the Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (1869-1955), the immensely wealthy financier and oil tycoon, who founded the Iraq Petroleum Company and whose art collection became the Museo Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon. Hartoutiune lived at 203 Corlies with his wife, Noemie, son, Edward, and three daughters, Virginia, Araxia and Sonia. Sonia occupied the house until her death in 1994. Peter & Claire Doyle purchased the home in 2006.