A charming maisonette apartment at 1 Sutton Place South just popped up on the market, asking $9.995 million. This 4,700-square-foot pad was formerly the home of Marietta Tree, a 1940s and ‘50s socialite, U.S Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and companion to powerful men like John Huston and Adlai Stevenson. The home underwent a complete renovation in 2004 by designer Albert Hadley and architect Basil Walter. The end result channels a lavish Georgian townhouse in London.
Enter the legendary apartment from the lobby or through a private street entrance with a grand marble staircase and vaulted ceilings. The lobby entrance is distinguished by a leaded over door and an elegant gallery with black and white marble floors as well as antique mahogany doors and brasses. Most of the home’s main rooms are accessible from this space, including a large kitchen, a deep-red-lacquered dining room with fireplace, two bedroom suites, a corner library with a fireplace, and a double-sized living room with another fireplace and a bay window overlooking the garden, the East River and the 59th Street Bridge.
There’s an additional wing off the top-of-the-line kitchen. This loft-like space contains a show-stopping den bathed in a rich emerald green, a bedroom, and a home office, along with laundry facilities.
1 Sutton Place is one of prominent architect Rosario Candela’s esteemed co-ops. Marked by a graceful triple-arched driveway, this sought after building is known for its large-scale residences with spacious living rooms, fireplaces, and libraries. The Beekman/Sutton Place enclave is a quiet, exclusive escape from the busy streets of New York, coveted by empty nesters and a growing population of young professionals.
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Neighborhoods : Beekman/Sutton Place