This apartment may not look like much, but baseball greatness once slept within its walls. The Upper West Side abode Babe Ruth called home at the end of his epic career is now on the market for $1.595 million. According to the Post, an open house held this weekend at the 345 West 88th Street address drew in over 50 people—a mix of folks looking buy, and surely those simply hoping for a glimpse into The Bambino’s former digs.
The five room apartment is located along a tree-lined block near Riverside Park. Originally configured as a classic six, the prewar space enjoys southern exposures across nearly all of its rooms, including the living room, master bedroom, second bedroom and library. The apartment is said to retain a number of original details, such as hardwood floors, high ceilings and mirrored doors.
Ruth and his family actually owned the entire seventh floor when he lived there from 1929 to 1940, which at the time boasted 11 rooms. “Mom and Dad loved to entertain there,’’ Ruth’s now 98-year-old daughter, Julia Ruth Stevens, told the Post. “We had a maid and cook, and Dad would always invite Yankees who had been traded and were in town with other teams. He knew they wanted a home-cooked meal [while on the road].”
The apartment was divided into two units after Ruth and his family moved out. The unit currently up for purchase is being sold by the estate of its last owner, Barry Light, who passed away last summer.
[Via NY Post]
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