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241 East 48th Street

Turtle Bay, Manhattan | Third Ave & Second Ave

11 Rooms5 Beds5.5 Baths5,500 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts4 / 1
Lot Size20'x100'
Built Size20'x48'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$74,400
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • WBFP

Outdoor space and views

  • Balcony
  • Garden [32'x19']
  • Juliet Balcony
  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Second Entry

Property Description for 241 East 48th Street

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This spectacular 5 floor townhome is delivered with a lush private garden, an abundance of closet space, premier finishes, and unparalleled amenities with its elevator access throughout the home. Luxury and thoughtful design are abundant throughout this 4 bedroom 5.5 bathroom 5,500 SF home. A Georgian facade with timeless details welcomes you into the spectacular home, gorgeous hardwood floors flow throughout the stunning space paired with oversized floor to ceiling and casement windows on each floor. Equipped with integrated smart home technology and elevator access on each floor gives this classic home a touch of modernity.

Turtle Bay Gardens is the epitome of iconic living. You're in good company with previous residents Katherine Hepburn, Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim, and E.B. White, all who beckoned home to Turtle Bay Gardens.

The famous garden community, developed in 1920, is comprised of 20 homes and gardens on 48th Street and 49th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Reminiscent of an intimate garden in Italy, a willow tree-lined central esplanade detailed with benches and fountain is shared among the homes with tasteful masonry walls separating individual private green spaces.

Garden Floor:
An open floorplan chef's kitchen delights with a grandiose kitchen island and the perfect breakfast nook to start your days. Beyond the kitchen, 20' ceilings welcome you into the grand room that is bathed in natural light from the wide-set windows and incredible skylight that lead into and a sunroom perfect for more dining and entertaining space. Elegant wainscoting, classic mouldings with gas-burning fire place accentuates the charm and elegance of the garden floor.

Parlour Floor:
The breathtaking formal parlour floor with soaring ceiling heights and floor to ceiling windows overlooks the private garden. Take in the serenity of your private garden on the Juliet balcony just beyond the dramatic windows. A gas-burning marble fireplace creates the perfect ambiance for a cozy night in or for entertaining guests.

Third Floor:
Two gracious bedrooms are situated on the third floor with en-suite baths for each room along with desirable expansive closets. Storage is no issue as the third floor delivers floor to ceiling custom built closets lining the elegant hallway.

Fourth Floor:
The fourth floor hosts the refined and spacious primary bedroom suite overlooking the serene garden. The primary bathroom is a masterpiece complete with double vanities, a glass-walled shower, and a luxurious marble soaking tub. A grand closet connects the bedroom with a separate powder room along with multiple custom closets completing this enviable primary home floor.

Fifth Floor:
The fifth floor suite is equipped with a private full bathroom and kitchenette providing an ideal arrangement for guests or staff. The towering ceilings paired with the impressive skylight create a stunning finish to this top floor with a south facing balcony and separate terrace facing the private garden for a thoughtfully designed oasis.

The full floor cellar includes an entertainment room with a full bath, the building mechanicals, laundry room, and allows for even more storage space.

Stretching from East 43rd to 53rd Streets and from Lexington Avenue to the East River, Turtle Bay is an international enclave on formerly Dutch farmland. The area boasts dozens of businesses, restaurants, and specialty groceries that cater to a global clientele. Conveniently located near Midtown and the Upper East Side home to spectacular sites including the sculpture garden at Amster Yard or the 25-foot waterfall in Greenacre Park; Turtle Bay Gardens, a cluster of historic townhomes on East 48th and 49th Streets, with an incredible shared garden in between, is the true crown jewel.

Listing History for 241 East 48th Street

Initial Price by Justin Tuinstra
Douglas Elliman

Building Details for 241 East 48th Street

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1860
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


51 St
0.21 miles
Lexington Av/53 St
0.24 miles
Grand Central-42 St
0.35 miles
5 Av/53 St
0.47 miles


Grand CentralLong Island Rail Road
0.26 miles
Grand CentralMetro-North Railroad
0.35 miles

Citi Bike

E 48 St & 3 Ave
0.07 miles
E 47 St & 2 Ave
0.07 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.

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OLR ID: 42693TH