Like many grand Manhattan properties in the neighborhood, this duplex penthouse atop a five-story townhouse at 57 East 73rd Street has an interesting past: It was once home to painter Marc Chagall (though another former Chagall residence nearby at 4 East 74th Street has attracted a bit more buzz in recent years, especially since Michael Jackson lived there in the 1990s). The 73rd Street townhouse has been divided into five condos since the artist’s time. Besides having painterly penthouse bragging rights, there’s a terrace that looks out over the Upper East Side neighborhood, which in turn is one block from Central Park and the Carlyle Hotel. The 1,350-square-foot home is asking $4.35 million–after several price chops from its original ask of $4.95 million in June.
The two-bedroom, two-bath duplex has been fully renovated with premium appliances, says the listing–though what we can see of them doesn’t exactly inspire awe. The home’s current resident is clearly fond of both art and color, as there’s plenty of both in evidence. A lower-level living room keeps the bedrooms above private–though the kitchen is actually upstairs–and provides access to a graciously-sized terrace.
The terrace certainly could use a painter’s touch, but any outdoor space high above the Upper East Side is a win.
Upstairs, a luxurious master bedroom is a moody hue of dark grey, with a fireplace and a marble-clad master bath. A smaller room has a built-in Murphy bed for when you want to feel like you don’t live in a $4 million penthouse, and it does double duty as a home office.
In addition to being on a pretty block in a coveted neighborhood, the boutique building offers a basement gym and a “nearly full time super.”
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Images courtesy of WRE Group.
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side