Carnegie Hill co-op owned by FDR’s granddaughter lists for $7M
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Carnegie Hill co-op owned by FDR’s granddaughter lists for $7M

April 18, 2023

All photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The Upper East Side home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s granddaughter hit the market this week. Sara Delano Roosevelt Whitney Wilford, the daughter of Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney and James Roosevelt, the oldest son of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt, lived in this nine-room residence at 1120 Fifth Avenue in Carnegie Hill. Wilford, who died in 2021, was a psychologist and professor at Sarah Lawrence College for more than three decades. Asking $6,995,000, the 3,000-square-foot co-op has picture-perfect views of Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

A true classic nine, the home’s entrance features a 19-foot gallery that leads to a spacious living room with oversized windows that provide a direct view of Central Park and beyond, with the famed San Remo building as a backdrop. In this room, a wood-burning fireplace and hardwood floors add charm.

Through the double doors is a library wrapped in wood paneling and built-in bookshelves. This room also enjoys the unobstructed park and reservoir views.

Centrally located in the home is the east-facing formal dining room, which can seat 12, and the eat-in kitchen, which has been updated with new appliances. Directly next to the kitchen is the staff room with extra storage space, a laundry room, and a full bathroom.

All three bedrooms can be found on the eastern end of the apartment. The primary suite has two walk-in closets and a full bath. The two additional bedrooms each have ample closet space and share a jack-and-jill-style bathroom.

The building, located at Fifth Avenue and 93rd Street, was designed by architect J.E.R. Carpenter, a prolific designer of luxury apartment buildings during the early 1900s who is credited with shaping upper Fifth Avenue. The 15-story tower at 1120 Fifth Avenue was constructed in 1924, with a twin building across the street at 1115 Fifth Avenue completed the following year. Residents have access to a renovated fitness center and storage.

[Listing details: 1120 Fifth Avenue, #9C at CityRealty]

[At Brown Harris Stevens by John Burger]


All photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens. Photos are staged.

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