461 East 57th Street

UNIQUE RIVERSIDE AREASutton Place South runs from East 53rd to East 57th Streets, Sutton Place from East 57th to East 59th Streets, anchored in the middle by an exquisite a U-shaped enclave of 14 townhouses on East 57th Street, the East Side of Sutton Place and East 58th Street commonly known as Sutton Square. In the middle of these 14 townhouses is a magnificent communal garden bordered by the East River.LEGACY OF LUMINARIESOriginally developed in 1875 by Effingham B. Sutton, Sutton Place became fashionable in 1920 when two extraordinary heiresses chose to leave their childhood homes on Fifth Avenue to build townhouses here to enjoy the gardens overlooking the East River. Anne Harriman Vanderbilt, the younger daughter of Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, Sr., was married in her parents' home at 660 Fifth Avenue on Fifth Avenue and East 51st Street. Anne Tracey Morgan was the youngest daughter of J.P. Morgan, the richest and most prominent industrialist of his time.Over time, owners such as Aristotle Onassis, John Whitehead, and Elizabeth Arden have been drawn the unique setting of Sutton Place and its East River views, as have some of New York's finest architects, including Rosario Candela at One Sutton Place South and Emery Roth at Two Sutton Place South, both of which fill the distant view from the southern windows of this very wide residence with the classic simplicity of their facades.THE RESIDENCE TODAYSet within the luxury cooperatives of the Sutton Place neighborhood, this 32-foot-wide townhouse enjoys an open southern view towards Sutton Place South while the northern exposure is filled with superb sunlight illuminating the rear garden. Once a single-family residence, the townhouse has been in the same family for over forty years and currently serves as foundation offices. The rear of the garden level, with high ceilings, abundant light, and spanning the full 32 feet in width, showcases the dramatic potential on all floors to create a bold, modern townhouse within a 4-window-bay facade. Drawing in light on every floor, a new owner could create a luxurious master suite on one floor, four bedrooms on another floor, and still have ample room for public entertaining spaces and other requirements.PAST AS PROLOGUELocated outside of the Historic District, 461 East 57th Street currently has 7,365sf but may have the potential to expand by a new owner, making use of the existing FAR (all information provided to be verified independently by purchaser and their counsel).This is a rare opportunity to acquire 32 feet of frontage to create the environment you have always wanted.

* Listing courtesy of Leslie J. Garfield and Company.

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461 East 57th Street

Postwar Townhouse

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Address: 461 East 57th Street
Neighborhood: Midtown East
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Type: N Townhouse
Floors: 4
Units: 1
Style: Postwar

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