Of course, Tina Brown’s Manhattan residence is a maisonette — a first-floor unit that more than makes up for a lack of spectacular views with its easy in-and-out street access and, best of all for any England native, an outdoor patio and garden.
Brown’s fabulous Sutton Place triplex has long been a literary and media salon where the former Vanity Fair, Newsweek and New Yorker editor entertained since 1996. Now the 6,000-square-foot co-op at 447 E. 57th Street is on full display, as Brown and her partner, Sir Harold Evans, have listed the property for sale for $9.75 million.
The garden is the most defining feature of this property, but there are plenty of other alluring features that should make this an easy sale. In addition to 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, there are two fireplaces, high ceilings and all the architectural hallmarks of this classic Rosario Candela building that was built in 1928 and contains 23 units. Maintenance per month is an additional $11,555, but this maisonette is more of a townhouse than apartment, complete with a semi-circular staircase.