241 East 52nd St. $5,395,000

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    241 East 52nd St. New York, NY 10022

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    • 3 Beds
    • 3.5 Baths
    • 2,728 sq. ft.
    • Condo/Townhouse
    • MLS# 3771937
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    241 E 52nd Street This is your chance to own a piece of history. Welcome to 241 E 52nd Street, the former residence of 12- time Grammy award-winning artist Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. A short distance from United Nations Plaza, this elegant, turnkey Turtle Bay townhouse offers an oasis of calm amid the hustle and bustle of New York City. This home, constructed in 1899, evokes the best artisanry of its time, including a breathtaking wrought-iron spiral staircase connecting floor after floor of splendid architecture and millwork. Featuring a private garden and terrace, spacious sun-filled rooms, tall ceilings, six fireplaces and a beautiful French country kitchen, this five-level home is the epitome of Midtown luxury. Garden Floor: Enter this stately townhouse through a gated, stone-tiled front yard into a gracious formal foyer. The garden level features a chef's kitchen, separated from the main space by pocket doors, that boasts a six- burner, double-oven Viking range and hood, Miele dishwasher, and SubZero refrigerator. To the rear of the first level is a spacious formal dining room with a fireplace and wall of glass doors opening to the private outdoor space. Pass through those doors into a 50-foot garden that captures the simple splendor of turn-of-the-century New York: a lovely terra cotta patio, a long, elegant, stone-paved terrazzo and a cabana that serves as an outdoor living room. All this and four fully mature Sycamore trees are surrounded by tall stucco walls that offer privacy in the garden and will make you forget that this inspired and natural family and entertaining space is set in the heart of Midtown. Parlor Floor: The south-facing living room on the second floor has a large stone fireplace and towering French doors that open to two precious Juliette balconies overlooking 52nd Street. Pass through an arched doorway to the rear to find a media room with its own fireplace, custom shelving, and French doors that open out onto an exquisite space for a morning coffee with the daily newspaper: a terra cotta veranda overlooking the garden. Third Floor: The third-floor master suite includes a sun-filled front bedroom, two fireplaces, a dressing area with breathtaking built-in closets, drawers and shelving, a separate WC with bidet, and large Jacuzzi tub. All windows are double-paned, keeping your personal sanctuary quiet from the street below. Fourth Floor: The top of the wrap-around staircase is filled with sunlight from an oversized skylight above, creating a warm invitation to retreat to the two peaceful bedrooms on the top floor. Each bedroom has two large, double-paned windows, lots of closet space, and full-size en-suite baths. Cellar: When Babyface owned the house, the cellar became a recording studio, with separate temperature and humidity control. The cellar still houses a central sound system (which utilizes the spectacular speakers installed by Babyface) as well as a custom-built wine cellar with space for 700 bottles. A washer and dryer, additional storage, and utility closet round out the space.

    • General Features
      • Year Built 1899
      • Hoa Fee 0.00
      • Neighborhood Turtle Bay
      • New Development No
      • Real Estate Tax 3578
    • Building Features
      • Building Bike Storage No
      • Building Class A4
      • Building Doorman No
      • Building Elevator No
      • Building Garage No
      • Building Gym No
      • Building Laundry Yes
      • Building Pets No
      • Building Pool No
      • Building Prewar No
      • Building Rooftop No
      • Building Storage Yes
      • Dishwasher Yes
      • Formal Dining Room Yes
      • Foyer Yes
      • Garden Yes
      • Has Fireplace Yes
      • Has Outdoor Space Yes
      • Media Room Yes
      • Number of Building Stories 3
      • Number of Building Units 1
      • Number of Half Baths 1
      • Number of Rooms 7.00
      • South Exposure Yes
      • Unit Balcony No
      • Unit Garden Yes
      • Unit Laundry Yes
      • Unit Terrace No

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    10022 (New York) Demographics

    48 Median Age
    73,861 Population Density (per sq. mile)
    86% College Educated
    $138,661 Estimated Median Income
    8,776 Estimated Total Home Owners
    9,201 Estimated Total Renters
    49% / 51% Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    2 Estimated Average Household Size
    31,574 Total Population
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