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The Sovereign
Sutton Place, Manhattan | First Ave & Sutton Place
7 Rooms3 Beds3.5 Baths2,750 Square FeetCo-op

Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • BuiltIns
  • Corner Apartment
  • Custom Closets
  • Galley Kitchen
  • High Ceilings [9']
  • Home Office
  • Private Elevator
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Track Lighting
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Service Entrance
  • Walk Thru Kitchen
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • Wine Cooler
  • Marble Bathroom
  • Powder Rooms [2]
  • Stall Shower

Outdoor space and views

  • Balcony
  • East River
  • North Exposure
  • South Exposure
  • West Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full Service
  • Bike Storage
  • Driveway
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facility
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Storage
  • Valet Service


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description

Architect designed and renovated this classic contemporary 3-bedroom/4.5 bath home makes city living a serene and luxurious experience every day. This sumptuous, approximately 2750 sq. ft. apartment, in The Sovereign is sophisticated with rich details and spectacular views. As you enter from the semi-private landing, a grand entry gallery greets you with marble floors, 9' ceilings, and split living room and formal dining room.

To the North end of the home, the huge 30' living room has a balcony and views of the river. Special features include new oak floors with an inlaid mahogany border, a spectacular opaque glass wall which opens to the library. The library is fitted with teak millwork, bookcases and ample storage as well as a renovated marble bath, and is perfect as a home office/den/guest bedroom. The South Formal Dining Room has breathtaking views of the East River.

The 20' x 16'6" windowed eat-in kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, a built-in desk with shelves, Bosch dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator, built-in microwave, gas cooktop and double wall ovens. There is also a bar area with a sink, wine refrigerator and more storage. A bath adjacent to the kitchen incorporates a laundry with a Miele washer and dryer.

The enormous primary bedroom suite has corner windows overlooking the East River and Empire State Building. It boasts an enlarged marble bath with a built-in dressing table and walk-in shower. There is abundant custom closet space including an enormous walk-in closet.

Additional features in this spectacular home include a zone controlled year-round heat and A/C system, a primary size third bedroom with a private bath, a glamorous powder room and many more details that demand an in person visit to appreciate.

Located in The Sovereign, one of the top post war cooperatives in Manhattan, the elegant and impressive International Style lobby has soaring ceilings accented by the sparkle of hand blown 1950's Venini chandeliers, designed by the Italian Architect Carlo Scarpa. Luxurious planted gardens with seating surround the building and echo the serenity of the Sutton Place - yet is close to all the city offers. The neighborhood also offers numerous parks and playgrounds on the East River, fine dining, and wonderful gourmet shops. With only two apartments per landing, these well designed and spacious homes have zone controlled central heat and year round air conditioning, powder rooms, balconies and exceptional closet space. Enjoy the newly designed state of the art lobby level gym, 24 hr. valet parking garage with Tesla chargers, year round A/C and wonderful luxury service. The on-site management office and staff offer superb service to the shareholders. There is a bike room and private storage. The Board permits pets (up to two dogs). Pied-a-terre, purchase in a Trust or LLC are permitted with Board Approval.

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Listing History

Initial Price by Jessica G. Ushan
Brown Harris Stevens

Building Details

Building TypeHigh-Rise
Service LevelFull Service
Year Built1974
Financing Allowed50%
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Quick Profile

Sutton Place is usually described with favorable words like charming, cozy, great neighborhood, hidden gem, sanctuary, or even small village inside a big city. Those descriptions aren’t from real estate folks either, they’re from the people that live and work there, so it must be true.

The quiet and upscale neighborhood is more like an enclave. It’s bounded by East 53rd Street to the south, East 59th Street to the North, First Avenue to the west, and the East River to the east. Most residents will tell you that everything you’ll ever need is located in the neighborhood. When it’s time to venture out into the cityscape, Sutton Place is within easy reach to Midtown and cultural attractions like the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and other iconic sites.   

Manhattan has always had notable celebrity residents. But for unknown reasons, Sutton Place has had more than its share of superstars over the years. Some of the more iconic celebs include: Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, Freddie Mercury, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Crawford, Michael Jackson and sister Latoya (Just for one summer).

Sutton Place is named after Effingham B. Sutton, a shipping merchant and entrepreneur. After hitting it big in the California gold rush, Sutton built brownstones along East 57th and East 58th streets with aspirations of making the section more residential. Poverty and crime dashed his dreams. The street gangs that hung out along the dead-ends and cul-de-sacs added to the neighborhood’s decay. Sutton was about to give up on his development endeavors but the Vanderbilt’s and the Morgan’s showed up in the 1920s and transformed the neighborhood. It soon became a wealthy enclave.

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OLR ID: 2016402