If you ever wondered what makes Sutton Place one of Manhattan’s most blue-blooded enclaves, here’s a listing at 1 Sutton Place that sums up the whole story: It’s a mansion built in 1920 for Anne Vanderbilt, wife of railroad tycoon William Vanderbilt, and it was just put up for sale for $21 million.
The name-dropping of some of America’s richest does not stop there. The Wall Street Journal reports that Charles Merrill, co-founder of Merrill Lynch, and Richard Jenrette, co-founder of a Wall Street securities firm, were also former owners. Heirs to the estate of Drue and Jack Heinz II of the Heinz company are said to be the sellers.
The property features a Georgian town home that sits on the northeast corner of 57th Street and Sutton Place, which means incredible water views all around.
The interior boasts all the grandeur you’d expect, starting with the 21-foot-long dining room that opens via French doors to a terrace and garden.
And unlike so many NYC abodes where spiral staircases are tight affairs that can’t transport a queen-size mattress, this mansion boasts a wide, centerpiece stairway that leads to a landing and 32-foot-long drawing room.
The total interior space comes to 7,000 square feet, comprised of 15 rooms, including 6 bedrooms and 6+ bathrooms. There are also 6 fireplaces; a huge, eat-in chef’s kitchen and breakfast room; staff rooms; and an elevator that accesses all floors. Mary Kent of Sotheby’s International holds the listing for this most notable and pedigreed property.
Words can’t do this place justice, so click through the slides below to see it for yourself.