In Murray Hill, $4.5M townhouse has two gracious apartments and a romantic Broadway history

Posted On Wed, December 1, 2021 By

Posted On Wed, December 1, 2021 By In Cool Listings, Murray Hill

Images courtesy of Compass.

Built in 1857, the 4,000-square-foot townhouse at 113 East 35th Street on a tree-lined Murray Hill block is a fine example of Italianate brownstone style. Inside, a thorough renovation of the home’s five floors has resulted in two spacious apartments–a two-bedroom lower duplex and four-bed upper triplex–that offer the best of Manhattan living. Asking $4,500,000, the home has kept its historic details while adding modern style and convenience. It has also been blessed with well-deserved fame of the best New York City kind: Former residents include film and stage stars Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, who lived here in the 1940s and 1950s, during the heady days of their legendary romance.

Interiors are filled with architectural details like curved mahogany banisters, patterned hardwood floors, and sculpted moldings, complemented by modern perks like zoned climate control throughout. The two-unit setup is perfect for living plus rental income, or for conversion to a grand single-family home.

Enter the upper triplex one flight up from the parlor into a spacious front room. Just beyond is the kitchen and an open dining room.

The kitchen is crafted of cherry wood and Carrara marble, featuring a Viking range, a Bosch dishwasher, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a 130-bottle wine cooler. It opens onto a terrace that’s perfect for entertaining and alfresco dining.

One floor up is the primary suite comprised of a bedroom, two bathrooms, and a library/home office. On the top floor are two more bedrooms, another bathroom, and a full-sized laundry room. The most exciting part of this Manhattan aerie may be the private roof deck, with iconic views of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.

Enter the lower duplex via the parlor floor. The upper of these two floors contains a big living room, kitchen, powder room, and home office/study.

This charming apartment offers two bedrooms and a full bathroom. That highly coveted city perk, a private garden, is just out back.

Tandy and Cronyn were in residence here when Tandy had her Tony-winning star turn as Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” It undoubtedly provided a welcome refuge from the footlights and a gathering place for Broadway luminaries, and it has entered the 21st century with plenty of star power of its own.

[Listing details: 113 East 35th Street by Calli Sarkesh for Compass]


Images courtesy of Compass.

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