The former first lady lived in the historic home from 1953 to 1958 and entertained notable figures including Indira Gandhi, Adlai Stevenson, and John F. Kennedy.
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s Upper East Side townhouse recently hit the market Thursday with an asking price of $13.5 million. Scroll down for a look inside the five-floor home, which was built in 1873 by architect M.C. Merritt.The red-brick townhouse is located at 211 East 62nd Street, between Second and Third Avenue in New York City.
It is 19 feet wide and includes 5,225 square feet of interior space.The first floor and parlor floor are dedicated to entertaining.
Roosevelt hosted Indira Gandhi, Adlai Stevenson, and John Kennedy, according to the Stribling listing held by Barbara Evans Butler and Cian Connor.The house is in a historic district known as Treadwell Farm.
Neighborhood residents have included Maria Bartiromo, Martin Scorsese, Montgomery Clift, and Kim Novak.
Now a single-family home, the townhouse was split into apartments when Roosevelt lived there.
She rented the ground floor of the house after the death of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and wrote her popular newspaper column “My Day” from there.Maria Masi oversaw the current interior design.
There are six classical revival marble fireplaces throughout the house.
There are four bedrooms.
And five bathrooms.
The eat-in kitchen features a double La Cornue stove.
The basement includes a gym.
An elevator connects all the floors of the home.The home has 1,770 square feet of landscaped exterior space, including this roof deck with a dog run.
For $13.5 million, it could be yours.
By John Cicioni