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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Midtown

Photos by Erickson Jaquez, Empire Optix for Sotheby’s International Realty

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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Cool Listings, Sutton Place 

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

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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Cool Listings, Sutton Place 

Listing photos courtesy Douglas Elliman

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.

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Cool Listings, Sutton Place 

Sutton Place studio is a retro retreat for $450K

By Dana Schulz, Wed, January 6, 2021

Photo Credit: Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty

The current owner of this Sutton Place studio really wanted to harken back to the building’s 1950s origins. Located at the 40 Sutton Place condominium, the 461-square-foot abode is full of mid-century furnishings, pop-art decor, and a very convenient Murphy bed. Add three closets, a high-end open kitchen, and a lovely foyer, and the $450,000 price tag feels just right.

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Cool Listings, Features

Sharing space with roommates in a small New York City apartment has never been easy. But doing so during a pandemic while many are still working from home? Almost impossible. As winter approaches and takes safe outdoor activities with it, now may be a good time to look for your own apartment. And with average rents still down compared to the same period last year, you’re more likely to scoop up a decent deal. For those ready to ditch the roommates, we’ve found five studio apartments perfect for one, from a sunny Sutton Place rental for $1,538/month to a $2,479/month junior one-bedroom with amenities in Gramercy Park.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Sutton Place 

425 East 58th Street, co-ops, midtown east, cool listings

Listing images by Evan Joseph; courtesy of Compass

This Sutton Place duplex co-op is a corner unit on the 37th of 47 floors so it boasts sweeping views of the Midtown skyline and East River in every room. The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom residence spans over 6,300 square feet in the Emery Roth-designed tower at 425 East 58th Street, also known as The Sovereign. It’s now on the market for $7,995,000, with a minimum 50 percent down payment required.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Sutton Place 

11 Sutton Place, I.M. Pei

Photos courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate

Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei passed away in May, leaving behind an unrivaled legacy that includes modern masterpieces such as the Louvre’s glass pyramid in Paris and the National Gallery of Art’s East Building in Washington D.C., as well as a slew of iconic projects here in NYC. His firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, was based in New York City, where Pei also lived. For the past 45 years, he and his wife Eileen resided in a four-story townhouse at 11 Sutton Place, which has just been listed by Christie’s International Real Estate for $8 million. Pei himself outfitted the home with appropriately stunning architectural features such as a spiral staircase, a geometric skylight, and a rear wall of windows to take advantage of the East River views.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Sutton Place 

The brick Georgian townhouse in Sutton Place designed for Anne Vanderbilt, the wife of railroad heir William Vanderbilt, has hit the market for $21 million. Located at 1 Sutton Place, the 15-room home sits on the northeast corner of 57th Street, punctuated by a bright blue front door. Vanderbilt, along with a group of wealthy buyers, is credited with turning the remote, riverside Manhattan neighborhood into one of the city’s most influential areas.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Sutton Place 

Photo of Judge Judy via Wikimedia

The former Sutton Place pad of the queen of court TV, Judge Judith Sheindlin, has hit the market for $3.29 million. The Brooklyn native sold the duplex penthouse at 60 Sutton Place South with her husband, Gerald Sheindlin, for $2.25 million in 2010 (h/t NY Post). Found on the 19th floor of the building, the co-op features three bedrooms and three and a half baths. Plus, the 2,250-square-foot apartment comes with two terraces overlooking the East River.

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New Developments, Policy, Sutton Place 

Gamma Real Estate Sutton 58

Proposed massing of the tower, via CityRealty

A relatively staid neighborhood, things are heating up at the Upper East Side’s Sutton Place, again. Last December, 6sqft reported that Gamma Real Estate had to stop work on Sutton 58, their proposed 800-foot residential tower. After three years of community protest over what many consider an out-of-context supertall building, the New York City Council spoke loudly (with a 45-0 vote) and approved a height rezoning of 10 blocks between 51st and 59th Streets east of First Avenue. The rezoning required 45 to 50 percent of a building should rise below 150 feet. This was a huge blow to Gamma and would require massive changes to their plans. Most immediately, it required a halt of construction on the project. But that just changed. Read more

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