While its hard to believe in 2017, there are few pockets of Manhattan that still feel relatively untouched and uninhibited by the midtown craziness. 4 Sutton Place is one of those pockets. While we're, admittedly, slightly nervous about letting this secret out though and putting that nestled, enclave of quiet midtown on blast, 4 Sutton Place's penthouse just hit the market at $9.7 million, and, well, you really need to see this.
The penthouse is a two bedroom, two and a half bathroom unit listed by Brown Harris Steven's Ileen Shoenfeld and Aracely Moran. The space also comes outfitted with working fireplaces, one of which has a rare, alabaster chimneypiece, a library, floor to ceiling steel casement windows, an outdoor terrace, and lacquer paneled walls that meet dark rift white oak wood floors. The views from the building are incredible as well. On the edge of East Midtown, the home has a stunning view of the Queensboro Bridge, and the East River below.
Built in 1930 by the Henry Phipps Estate and designed by architectural luminary Rosario Candela with the esteemed firm of Cross & Cross, this red-brick apartment house stands 14-stories tall and has only 10 units. With its elegant rotunda lobby entrance, stunning three-story limestone base, consistent fenestration, and grand canopied entrance flanked by lush sidewalk landscaping, 4 Sutton Place evokes the balanced elegance found only in New York's most-coveted and iconic pre-war homes.