John Steinbeck’s former Upper East Side home, complete with his original writing desk, asks $5M

Posted On Fri, April 6, 2018 By

Posted On Fri, April 6, 2018 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

On the 34th floor at the Tower East on 72nd and 3rd Avenue is the former home of Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Of Mice and Men” author lived here with his third wife, Elaine Anderson Steinbeck, until his death in 1968. She stayed in the apartment until her death in 2003, after which time it was completely renovated with new windows, floors, plumbing, electric and an expanded entrance with the addition of an adjacent three-bedroom apartment. But the new owners left a few nods to the literary great, including keeping his study intact, complete with his original wooden desk, notes on the wall, and posters, according to the Post.

190 East 72nd Street, John Steinbeck, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, co ops

The expanded home now takes up 3,700 square feet and has six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The entryway is marked by a massive Tigerwood wall that conceals a row of closets.

190 East 72nd Street, John Steinbeck, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, co ops

190 East 72nd Street, John Steinbeck, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, co ops

190 East 72nd Street, John Steinbeck, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, co ops

The kitchen has both a breakfast bar and a separate dining area, in addition to the formal dining room.

190 East 72nd Street, John Steinbeck, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, co ops

190 East 72nd Street, John Steinbeck, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, co ops

The master suite has a large en-suite bath with marble vanities.

190 East 72nd Street, John Steinbeck, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, co ops

One of the bedrooms is currently configured as an office with a wall of mahogany built-ins.

190 East 72nd Street, John Steinbeck, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, co ops

Pictured above is Steinbeck’s former writing studio, desk and all.

[Listing: 190 East 72nd Street 34th floor by C.B. Whyte for Stribling]

[Via NYP]

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