Robert Moses’ former Yorkville home lists for $2M

Posted On Thu, May 25, 2017 By

Posted On Thu, May 25, 2017 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side, yorkville

“Master builder” Robert Moses–he of the 13 expressways that crisscross New York City–spent the 1970s living with his wife, Mary Grady Moses, in a three-bedroom co-op at 1 Gracie Terrace in Yorkville on Manhattan’s Upper East Side (h/t NYPost). We can see how the home’s sweeping river views would inspire the subject of Robert Caro’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York,” when pondering the conflicting issues of a complicated and changing city. The apartment is now for sale asking $1.95 million.

Moses lived at the apartment until his death in 1981 at the age of 92. The home has since been updated, of course, but it still offers a spot at the river’s edge to watch the boats and bridges from an expansive terrace.

A gracious entry foyer opens onto a large dining area with a bar and a wall of custom wood cabinetry. The apartment features an updated, windowed kitchen with custom finishes and high-end appliances.

A spacious master bedroom with river views with an en-suite bath has loads of closets and built-ins galore (but any serious master builder can add more of his or her own, of course).

The full-service building is located on a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking the East River promenade and Carl Schurz Park, just a short walk to the new Second Avenue Subway entrance. Amenities include a live-in resident manager, a garage, a newly installed courtyard garden, a gym, a bike room, a laundry room and additional storage in the basement.

[Listing: 1 Gracie Terrace #8A by Andrea D’amico for Corcoran Group]

[At CityRealty.com]

[Via NYPost]

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