As you would expect from a former editor of one of the world’s most recognized lifestyle magazines, Tina Brown has for the last 20 years found refuge in a spectacular home in an equally spectacular building at 447 East 57th Street. But now the media mogul, who also served as an editor at The New Yorker and founded The Daily Beast, and her journalist husband Harold Evans, who himself boasts quite a resume having held top positions at the likes of U.S. News & World Report and The Atlantic, have listed their elegant Sutton Place abode for $9.75M.
According to the listing, the triplex comes with five bedrooms, 5.5 baths and an incredible 19’x64′ private walled-in garden. But what might be the most alluring feature of this maisonette is that it’s more than once served as the backdrop for riveting conversations (and surely some heated arguments) with names like Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger and Angelina Jolie. As Brown so breezily told the Journal, “Yes, we love to entertain our friends, but there is always content to the evening, where we try to bring exposure for someone that has something incredible.”
The classically decorated home sits within a 16-floor co-op designed by famed architect Rosario Candela and is just one of 23 apartments in the building. In true Candela fashion, the apartment’s shared spaces are quite generous, offering a large foyer and gallery and a grand 21’x26′ living room. Other notable details include two wood-burning fireplaces, high ceilings, a winding staircase, a library and a solarium.
Brown and Evans originally paid $3.8M for the unit nearly 20 years ago and spent $1M making upgrades during their stay. The pair plan on downsizing to a smaller apartment, a decision made after the last of their children moved out.
[447 East 57th Street at CityRealty.com]
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