This property is at the heart of the Upper East Side and Culture Home. It was one of the first Culture Home acquisitions and remains one of if not our most popular properties for guests.
The property has an incredible history that starts in the 1800’s with the founders of Barnes and Noble who purchased the newly constructed property and made it their home. It was subsequently sold to Bennett Cerf- the famed founder of Random House Publishing- who hosted innumerable authors and literary figures including the likes of Ayn Rand. In fact, Rand handed over the final manuscript of her opus Atlas Shrugged to Cerf at this property. As one can imagine, during such a hey-day of American publishing, the property found its fair share of literary giants coming through its doors.
The property subsequently changed hands to Robert Wagner, the then-mayor of New York City. It was Wagner who brought Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli and so many other actors and entertainers through the property.
Culture Home has now acquired the property and has brought its history full circle through its impeccable design. What may not be apparent to the naked eye is how much the history of the property has inspired its design: statues of Atlas grace the living room, harkening to Rand’s work in Atlas Shrugged; an original Frank Sinatra painting graces the study, alluding to Sinatra’s time spent at the property; even the carpets offer a soliloquy on behalf of Barnes, Noble and Cerf.
With over 5,000 square feet and the potential for up to 5 bedrooms, this townhouse is a great family home, but is also incredibly well suited for Upper East Side entertaining. The home has all of the best systems, including Apple TV, Sonos throughout and more.
As with all Culture Home properties this one is fully furnished from the bedrooms to the kitchen and everything in between. And be sure to check out this great video that Living Large did on the property!
Historic UES townhouse with numerous significant owners
Perfect for entertaining guests or relaxing with your family
Over 5,000 square feet of livable space