The exclusive neighborhood of Sutton Place has been described as a “riverside enclave for the well-to-do,” and Sutton Square, which sits at the end of 58th Street and offers its residents an expansive shared garden perhaps best embodies this exclusivity. It makes sense then that Aristotle Onassis and his first wife Tina once lived in this magnificent townhouse at 16 Sutton Square; John Whitehead later lived in the same home for the last 26 years of his life. The 12-room house, now on the market for $29,950,000, also has a private backyard, as well as a terrace perfect for boat watching and a spectacular glass, circular staircase that “virtually cantilevers over the river.”
First built in 1899, then rebuilt in the 1940s, and later completely renovated in 1986, it’s hard to believe this secluded home is located in Manhattan. Each of the four floors has beautiful views of the water on three sides.
There are two kitchens, the larger one, which is newly renovated, is in the above-ground basement, and the second, smaller kitchen is on the first floor of the home.
The master bedroom sits on the third floor and boasts incredible views all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge. Two ensuite double bedrooms are located on the fourth floor, in addition to a rooftop with even more views of the river.
Plus with amenities like an elevator, central air conditioning, a fireplace and roof deck, what’s not to love about this luxurious, but remote, gem?
[Listing by Cynthia Whitehead, LREB]
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Photos courtesy of Cynthia Whitehead
Neighborhoods : Sutton Place