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The former residence of Senator Jacob Javits and his wife Marion at 322 East 57th Street is once again on the market, asking $7.2 million. 6sqft featured the classic Sutton Place co-op–designed in 1933 by Art Deco architect Joseph Urban–when it was listed in 2017 for $5.2 million; the unit found a buyer at $4.4 million within a year. The 3,300-square-foot duplex has since undergone a thoroughly modern renovation under the direction of the current owner and Sandra Arndt of Studio AKTE. The resulting bold, contemporary design is as noteworthy as its rich history.
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Full of antiques and paintings, this Manhattan pre-war co-op looks more like a fine art museum than a New York City apartment. Found in the enclave of Sutton Place at 419 East 57th Street, the lively maisonette duplex has two bedrooms, a 24-foot-long great room, and an expansive dining room, with handpainted trompe-l’oeil details throughout the home. Asking $2,695,000, the ground-floor apartment has its own street-level entrance.
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This elegant fifth-floor co-op at 450 East 52nd Street has a rare level of star cachet; Swedish-born Hollywood screen legend Greta Garbo called the pre-war apartment home for 40 years, from 1954 until her death in 1990. The three-bedroom Sutton Place co-op last changed hands in 2017, when it was purchased by John and Marjorie McGraw. John is the former chairman of the publishing house McGraw-Hill. The couple is a fan of Garbo, which may be the reason they purchased the apartment for $8.5 million–$2.5 million over its $5.95 million ask. The east side aerie is now back on the market for $7.25 million.
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This two-bedroom, 1,400-square-foot Sutton Place co-op at 435 East 57th Street is the home of Caleb Anderson, partner in the AD top 100 interior design firm Drake/Anderson. Anderson has listed the home for $2,895,000, furniture included, so the next owner can instantly benefit from an impeccable NYC design pedigree. The elegant pre-war apartment underwent a thorough renovation, with top-tier materials and craftsmanship–from Venetian plaster walls and custom hardware to hand-painted wall coverings–evident at every turn.
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Here’s an opportunity to live in a Manhattan neighborhood that offers a small-town feel with big-city perks. Asking $1,895,000, this stylish high-floor co-op at 419 East 57th Street in Sutton Place has been renovated but successfully maintains its elegant pre-war aura. Currently set up as a two-bedroom, with the flexibility to make a third, the apartment also comes with a coveted office/staff room on the first floor of the building.
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This 5,000-square-foot penthouse at 303 East 57th Street in the Excelsior co-op tower is the sort of apartment you see in your favorite 20th-century New York City films. Asking $4,995,000, the duplex is wrapped by 2,500 square feet of terrace and offers 360-degree views from four exposures including Central Park and the East River.
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The New York City home where the late renowned architect I.M. Pei lived for 45 years has found a buyer. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal and confirmed by property records, the four-story home at 11 Sutton Place sold for $8,600,000, an increase from the initial 2019 asking price of $8,000,000. Pei, the mastermind behind the Louvre’s glass pyramid and countless other projects, bought the home in the early 1970s with his wife, Eileen, for just $215,000, according to the newspaper.
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With a library, built-in bookshelves, and views that could cure writer’s block, this Sutton Place home is perfect for any aspiring novelist. It worked for the apartment’s former owner, the late author E.L. Doctorow, who penned The March, Homer & Langley, and Andrew’s Brain here. Located at 333 East 57th Street, the 3,000-square-foot co-op is now on the market for $2,100,000.
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This two-bedroom home at the classic pre-war co-op 2 Sutton Place is asking $1,395,000. Its most distinguishable feature is the black lacquered closet doors that were purchased at auction from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It also has classic details like coffered ceilings, built-ins, moldings, herringbone wood floors, and a marble wood-burning fireplace.
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This Sutton Place condo has some of the most unique views we’ve seen in a long time. One of the penthouse units at 40 Sutton Place, the 1,100-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment is almost entirely encased in solarium windows. From the balcony, it’s as if you can reach out and touch the Queensboro Bridge! And all of this can be yours for just $895,000.