One Sutton Place
I posted this house with the iconic blue door on Instagram last week and two days later, I found out it is actually for sale from the estate of the late Drue Heinz who died in April and includes interiors designed by Renzo Mongiardino. The classic brick Georgian townhouse at One Sutton Place was designed in the 1920’s for Anne Vanderbilt, wife of railroad heir William Vanderbilt, who decided to move from Fifth Avenue to the unfashionable, at the time, area of Sutton Place. The area that overlooks the East River went on to became a popular area to live for many fashionable New Yorkers including Bill Blass, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, among others. It’s since fallen out of fashion again since it sits so far East and now overlooks the busy FDR roadway. This particular house is on a small quiet cul-de-sac and is actually quite safe since it is located directly next to the residence of the Secretary General of the United Nations which includes a police guard station on the corner. It’s one of the biggest and most beautiful homes in the area and would be the perfect home for someone looking for privacy and access to the large Sutton Square Garden. Perhaps the right buyer will make the neighborhood fashionable once again.