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Sutton Place, Manhattan | First Ave & Sutton Place
10 Rooms4 Beds4 BathsCo-op


Listing Features

  • Abundant Closets
  • Architectural Dtls
  • BuiltIns
  • Combined Apartment
  • Corner Apartment
  • Crown Moldings
  • Custom Closets
  • Entry Foyer
  • Floor-Through
  • French Doors
  • Galley Kitchen
  • High Ceilings
  • Laundry Room
  • Library / Den
  • Marble FP Mantle
  • Moldings
  • Original Details
  • Private Elevator
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Casement Windows
  • New Windows
  • Oversized Windows
  • Adjoining Pantry
  • Center Island
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Oven
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Service Entrance
  • Walk Thru Kitchen
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • Double Vanity
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Stall Shower
  • Steam Shower

Outdoor space and views

  • East Exposure
  • North Exposure
  • South Exposure
  • West Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full-Time Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room


  • Pets Allowed

Property Description

Comprising the entire top full floor, this newly renovated four bedroom plus library apartment combines contemporary amenities in a traditional prewar layout that honors the legacy of the buildings original architect, Rosario Candela. With four exposures and well-proportioned rooms, the apartment benefits from wonderful light and air through its twenty three new windows.

The public rooms of the apartment; a large Living Room, formal Dining Room and Library are all accessed from a well-proportioned and elegantly detailed Gallery which is entered from a private elevator vestibule. The Living Room has a wood burning fireplace, the Dining Room, with its built in storage and dry bar is decorated with hand painted deGournay wallpaper. The south facing Library, with three large windows and floor to ceiling bookcases has a "secret" door that provides access to the two exposure Primary Bedroom; this room easily does double duty as a private retreat for the owner.

The private quarters of the apartment; four Bedrooms each of which has a private bath, are located off the private hall. The Primary Bedroom, with a wood burning fireplace faces south and west. It's privacy is enhanced by the thoughtful configuration of the closet area. The Primary Bath is rendered in limestone, mahogany paneling and ceramic tile. A warm and highly distinctive environment, it includes discreet storage and a very large steam shower. The fourth bedroom, which currently serves as an informal living/ media room is directly across the private hall from the large, eat in kitchen.

The apartment is centrally air conditioned and divided into two zones, each of which has a separate internet enabled control. All of the electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems and components are new.

Obsolete service rooms have been seamlessly integrated into the large, modern kitchen. The eat-in kitchen has direct access to the service elevator and private laundry and mechanical room appurtenant to this area. It includes substantial pantry storage, a coffee/breakfast bar, large center island and Meile appliances. The apartment includes a large, double size storage room in the cellar which is conveniently accessed from the service elevator.

447 East 57th Street The Building

Originally built as a Co-operative in 1928, 447 East 57th Street is regarded as one of the finest of Rosario Candelas' smaller residential buildings. Designed at the height of his powers and at the apogee of the golden age of residential design in New York, 447 East 57th Street includes a range of inventive and elegant layouts. The uppermost floors include full floor layouts of which the present offering is the most refined. With a full staff of doormen, porters and a resident manager, 447 East 57th Street is a highly desirable, discrete address conveniently located on a tree lined, residential block just a stones throw away from the heart of Manhattan.

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Listing History

Initial Price by Russell K. Miller
Brown Harris Stevens

Building Details

Building TypeMid-Rise
Service LevelFull-Time Doorman
Year Built1928
Financing Allowed50%
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Transit and Citi Bike


Lexington Av/53 St
0.38 miles
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0.43 miles
59 St
0.45 miles

Building Availability

Last 12 months

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Sutton Place | Manhattan

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: 1521111