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16 Sutton Square

$14,950,000 for sale
4,400 ft²$3,397 per ft²12 rooms5 beds4.5 baths
Townhouse in Sutton Place
16 Sutton Square $14,950,000
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Listing by Whitehead Cynthia M, Individual Broker, 16 Sutton Square, New York NY 10022.
Days On Market
753 Days
Last Price Change
↓ $3,050,000 (16.9%) about 4 weeks ago
Estimated Payment
Monthly Taxes
Monthly Maintenance
Tax Abatement
No Data Available

About the Listing

Seller's Agent
Cynthia Whitehead


Hard to believe this townhouse is in Manhattan!

Aristotle Onassis and his first wife Tina enjoyed sitting on this terrace and watching boats go by at eye level. John Whitehead lived here for the last 26 years of his life, describing the house and private park overlooking the East River as “a joyous retreat not found anywhere else in this city.”

Rebuilt brick by brick in the mid 1940s, the house was totally renovated in 1986. Third floor master bedroom has sweeping river views all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge. The fourth floor has two ensuite double bedrooms and the roof allows for the possibility of building two more; all overlooking the river. A brand new, large main kitchen is in the aboveground basement. Adjacent are two maids rooms (presently combined) and a bath, making this a complete suite for help, with floor exits on to the only private backyard in this complex (could accommodate a swing set for young children and/or other equipment). Additional, smaller but full kitchen on the first floor.

This house is like nothing you will ever see in NYC. The glass circular staircase virtually cantilevers over the river, and feels as if on the deck of an elegant yacht. Enormous enclosed garden, right on the river, is shared with 13 other townhouses. Sunny views of the water on three sides of every floor are blindingly beautiful! And by night the 59th Street Bridge lights up and casts a playful reflection on the water, creating a magical view from the house.


StreetEasy Verified
  • elevator
  • washer_dryer
    Washer/Dryer In-Unit
Building Amenities
  • Storage Available
Listing Amenities
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace: Wood
  • Waterfront
Outdoor Space
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Roof Deck
  • Terrace

About the Building

16 Sutton Square  New York, NY 10022

Two-Family Home in Sutton Place

Units1 UnitFloors4 StoriesBuilt1899 Built

Sales listings: 1 active
Documents and Permits: 2 documents

Price History

05/17/2019 Price decreased by 17% $14,950,000
10/22/2018 Price decreased by 27% $18,000,000
10/02/2017 Re-listed by Cynthia Whitehead, LREB $24,500,000
  Price decreased by 18% $24,500,000
08/13/2017 Listing is no longer available on StreetEasy $29,950,000
04/06/2017 Listed by Cynthia Whitehead, LREB $29,950,000
07/27/2005 Previous Sale recorded Register

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District 02 - Schools zoned for this address:
P.S. 059 Beekman Hill International (PK,0K,01,02,03,04,05,SE)
J.H.S. 104 Simon Baruch (06,07,08,SE)
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Whitehead Cynthia M, Individual Broker, 16 Sutton Square, New York NY 10022.
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