After first hitting the market in June for roughly $5.2 million, the former Sutton Place home of influential New York senator, Jacob Javits and his wife Marian, has found a buyer. Last listed for $4.35 million, the three-bedroom co-op at 322 East 57th Street was designed in 1933 by Joseph Urban, an architect known for his Art Deco style. According to the New York Post, Javits entertained socialites and political players, like Henry Kissinger, in his spacious 3,300 square foot duplex.
Entering through the large foyer, you find yourself in a huge living room with ceilings soaring more than 17 feet, a wood burning fireplace with the original white stone mantle and double-height casement windows.
A metal-framed glass “solarium” cube with open south city views is located in the southeast corner of the great room. Unique details seen throughout the space include the pale-pink walls, deco-era art, steel-framed glass interior rooms and vintage flooring.
A stunning, curving staircase with a vintage-modern lucite handrail leads to an elegant formal dining room. This space looks over the living room from behind an Art-Deco balustrade.
This level also features a large windowed eat-in kitchen that has been outfitted with a significant pantry area, as well as a second sink and a full bath. Conveniently, the service elevator comes to this floor.
The bedrooms can be found downstairs, separated from the other rooms by a wide hallway. The large master suite boasts southern views, large closets and a windowed en-suite bath with its own deep closet. One of the bedrooms sits adjacent to the master and would make a great den, office or sitting room. The third bedroom is a sizable south- and east- facing corner aerie.
Designed by architect Harry M. Clawson of Caughey and Evans, 322 East 57th Street remains an architectural gem of Midtown Manhattan. The pre-war construction of the building results in spacious apartments with double-height windows and super high ceilings.
[Via NY Post]
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