Celebrity connections get our attention, especially when the celebrities are as fascinating as Marilyn Monroe and husband Arthur Miller, who shared an elevator landing with this beautifully renovated apartment at 444 East 57th Street. As 6sft previously wrote, the pair’s Sutton Place penthouse, on the market last June for $6.75M, “was home to a star-studded list of 20th century residents, topped by the tempestuous Monroe and Miller when the latter was writing “The Misfits” (1961), the last play in which the troubled star would appear,” and of terraces that “witnessed glittering parties that drew luminaries of the day from Cary Grant to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.” The elegance that brought them to this legendary 1927 white glove building is very much in evidence in this four-bedroom home spanning nearly 3,000 square feet.
Just off the private enclave of Sutton Place near the East River, this stylish home begins with a dazzling reception gallery with wide plank wood floors and tall mahogany doors. An ideal floor plan shows the rest of the rooms radiating from this center hall giving the effect of townhouse living.
The vast corner living room offers a wood-burning fireplace and two walls lined with triple-pane windows. An elegant formal dining room can accommodate small gatherings and large feasts.
Also feast-ready, a butler’s pantry features a wine fridge, cherry wood accents and vertical glass cabinetry adjacent to a renovated eat-in kitchen. A staff room off the kitchen with a renovated bath and its own entry becomes the perfect home office or a small spare bedroom
A corner master bedroom offers city views through double exposures, custom closets and a marble bath. Though the home is currently being used as a three-bedroom with a media room, creating a fourth bedroom would be easy to do, as would the indulgence of an enlarged master suite with a private dressing room and dual master baths.
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Neighborhoods : Sutton Place