Updated 6 days ago
In contract
Turtle Bay, Manhattan | Third Ave & Second Ave
15.5 Rooms6 Beds4.5 Baths8,700 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts4 / 1
Lot Size38'x100'
Built Size38'x48'
Building TypeHouse
RE Taxes$101,880
Price Per SF

Outdoor space and views

  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Garage

Property Description


An integral part of the Turtle Bay Gardens Historic District, the Hunnewell Mansion presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a magnificent home unlike any other in New York City.

Established in 1918 by Charlotte Hunnewell and redesigned by architects Edward Dean & William Bottomley, Turtle Bay Gardens is a private enclave of 20 homes that share a common garden filled with mature trees, shrubs and multiple fountains. Steeped in history, notable past residents of Turtle Bay Gardens include Bob Dylan, Ruth Gordon, June Havoc, Katharine Hepburn, Garson Kanin, Henry Luce, Ricardo Montalban, Maxwell Perkins, Tyrone Power, Maria Bowen Chapin, Stephen Sondheim, Leopold Stokowski, and E. B. White.

Truly palatial in size, 226 East 49th Street was originally two homes that were combined by Charlotte Hunnewell to serve as her primary residence. Offering over 8000 sqft, and five floors of living space, the possibilities are endless for how this historic home can be reimagined. From the street, the home displays a regency-style fa ade with Dutch gables, while the rear of the home exudes Mediterranean attributes. Notable features of the home include five wood burning fireplaces, curb cut with a one car garage and original millwork.

Currently architect ready, this one-of-a-kind home allows for endless options dependent on your needs.

Listing History

Contract Signed by Catherine L. Juracich
Back on the Market by Catherine L. Juracich

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeHouse
Year Built1899
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


51 St
0.2 miles
Lexington Av/53 St
0.22 miles
Grand Central-42 St
0.37 miles
5 Av/53 St
0.47 miles


Grand Central TerminalMetro-North Railroad
0.37 miles

Citi Bike

E 48 St & 3 Ave
0.09 miles
E 47 St & 2 Ave
0.09 miles

Turtle Bay | Manhattan

Quick Profile

Turtle Bay is best known for hosting the world’s dignitaries at United Nations once a year as the world institution sits on the eastern edge of the neighborhood along the East River.

But this midtown location offers a lot more, a bustling neighborhood teeming with high-rise apartment buildings and an easy walk to the Midtown business district.

Over the past two decades, developers have assembled almost every corner development site along Second Avenue and have built straight up. Not much left to assemble.

Some of the more glamorous, and of course most expensive, addresses are in close proximity to the United Nations. Trump World Tower, which caused a big stir with area residents, in particular, Walter Cronkite, when it was built sits just north of the United Nations Grounds. 

In contrast to the proliferation of the residential highrise, Turtle Bay does have some lovely tree-lined streets between the avenues. In particular, Turtle Bay Gardens, which fronts both 48th Street and 49th Street between Third and Second Avenue has always been a haven for the rich and famous.

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 82027TH