Please note that the above-referenced price reflects the Reserve Price for the property, which is being marketed for sale by luxury private auction. Bidding is open now through October 26. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject bids. Additional terms apply.
1A/2A at 444 East 52nd Street is the ideal private residence duplex maisonette tucked away on the riverfront cul-de-sac in the Sutton/Beekman area with all the convenience and security of a 24-hour doorman and fully staffed building. The gracious entry gallery leads to the dining room/library/den, a welcoming place for gathering, relaxing and entertaining. A pantry leads to a spacious windowed kitchen with double ovens, plenty of storage, and a washer/dryer. There's a bedroom/office with ensuite full bathroom on this floor and a windowed half bath off the gallery.
From the gallery, a sweeping, curved, staircase leads to the upper level's grand scaled living room with decorative fireplace, beautiful casement windows and partial views to the East River.
Down the hall you'll find the primary and second bedrooms. The generously sized primary bedroom features a wall of custom closets, an ensuite full bathroom, plus access to a second full bathroom, shared with the second bedroom. River views from the primary bedroom, too.
Pre-war details include 9-foot beamed ceilings, moldings and hardwood floors throughout. Many custom built-ins. Excellent closet space. Wonderful light from the north facing oversized windows. This gracious home has its own private first floor entrance directly from 52nd Street OR entry from the main building's entrance by elevator to the second floor. Either way, you'll have the benefit of a full-service building with a full-time doorman, porters, resident manager, handyman, bike storage, laundry room and additional storage.
444 East 52nd Street is a building with a wonderful history. Designed by DePace & Juster and built in 1929, the building is a blend of Tudor and Gothic styles resulting in a romantic, elegant look. Rooms are spacious and large studio windows provide excellent light. Notable residents over the years include poet Dorothy Parker, actress Lillian Gish, Henry Luce, publisher of Time, Fortune and Life magazines and his wife, writer, politician and U.S. ambassador, Clare Boothe Luce.