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444 East 52nd Street, #8B

$425,000 ($1,063 per ft2) | Studio, 1 bath | Approx. 400 ft2
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75 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Mar 15, 2024
    Days on Market: 75
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Beekman/Sutton Place (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 227 times
Monthly Maintenance: $1,340 ($3.35/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $2,159
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $3,499 ($8.75/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 25% ($106,250), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.


Welcome home to this elegant & romantic studio apartment, in one of the most distinguished residential buildings along the banks of the East River. Tucked away on this sweet tree-lined cul-de-sac between Beekman & Sutton Place, once known as the Beekman Terrace district.
As you enter the exquisitely designed lobby, you will be enveloped in a blend of Gothic & Tudor inspired styles — with its mahogany paneled walls, regal club chairs & books upon the fireplace. This boutique building is serene & secluded, as you arrive at your floor the elevator bay opens up to a large landing.
As you open the door to your gracious entry foyer — you will note two sizable closets fitted with the original paneled doors mirrored to reflect the light & artwork.

Every “room” is thoughtfully decorated according to form, function & style!
You may hang up your coat, drop your keys in the silver bowl & make your way to the living room.
This expertly designed studio apartment has Art Deco touches, prewar details & some whimsical flourishes of an English country house. Indeed, there are two paintings of the English countryside flanking the large picture window transporting you to an English sitting room.

The red loveseat is centerstage for living the highlife! This is the premier opportunity to entertain a few friends & live it up in style! There’s a place for everything: the dry bar & silver coffee set serve both as side tables & night stands.

The coffee table functions as a dining table as well as a great reading table.
A brand-new kitchen with new appliances: stove, cute fridge with a retro look, granite countertop & quintessential NYC subway-tile backsplash. While you have a fully functioning kitchen, you can hide it all away as you close the newly installed barn-doors which gives the place the look & feel of a proper living room — perfect for entertaining!
There’s a myriad of places to cozy up to & dine, entertain, write, read & relax…
There’s a fun & fanciful orange breakfast table — right next to the kitchen, looking out the picture window.
There’s the library bookshelf & a writing desk for your new novel betwixt & between the windows & the fireplace!
The bed is tucked away against the back wall — taking in the whole of the apartment, the fireplace & the view. The bed is integrated into the living room so that it allows for more seating or should you indulge in an afternoon nap…
From every vantage point you are surrounded by beauty & refinement — keep warm by the wood-burning fireplace or cool down with the river breezes coming in through the window!

This jewel of place has been renovated & restored, retaining many of the pre-war details with an added modern touch of style & sophistication. Original hardwood floors, high beamed-ceilings, the radiator cover matches the design of the era & yet you have the modern convenience of today with a new through-the-wall A/C.
As you go through the double doors you enter another room… The windowed bath even has a view of the river!

Luxuriate with a long bath in the deep soaking tub, the original white bath-tile lined with the building’s signature Art Deco blue & green ribbon motif, the geometric floral pattern of the bathroom floor, the large pedestal sink & a new mirrored medicine cabinet with Hollywood dressing room lights above completes the glamourous look!
This one-of-a-kind apartment is a rarity — very few studios come up in this sought-after co-op.
Designed by noted architects, De Pace & Juster, this distinctive co-op is perfectly situated across from River House, in between Southgate & Greta Garbo’s apartment building. It has a rich & interesting history with many illustrious residents over the years including poet Dorothy Parker, actress Lillian Gish, Henry Luce, publisher of Time & U.S. ambassador, Clare Boothe Luce.
Full-time staff including doorman, porters, handyman & an exceptional live-in resident manager provide first-class assistance with a personal touch: groceries, packages, mail & newspapers are hand-delivered directly your door. The building is well-run & immaculate; the shareholders take care & pride in this extraordinary cooperative.

A nice furnished outdoor patio. Clean & bright laundry room. Private storage & bike room. Pets are welcome. Co-purchasing, Gifting & Pieds-a-terre allowed.
Neighborhood: Peter Detmold Park beloved dog-run featuring the East River Overlook, as many bird-watchers call it. The East River Esplanade — a part of the Waterfront Greenway looping around Manhattan.

A string pocket parks, cultural institutions & entertainment venues. Long-standing specialty shops: florists, gourmet cheese shop, butcher, truffle shop, vintners, cafes, ice-cream parlor & a variety of excellent restaurants. Great grocery stores: Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, D’Agostino’s, fresh fruit stand & a Greenmarket that rivals Union Square.
Transportation: Easy access to the FDR!

Close by CitiBikes, Buses & Subways!

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About 444 East 52nd Street


444 East 52nd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 64, based on:


Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.


Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.


Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

Out of 44
Out of 36
Out of 39
Out of 119

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Not Visible 0 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Partially Visible 1 out of 2 points
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Distinctive 2 out of 2 points
None 0 out of 2 points
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
No 0 out of 2 points
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Minimal but Attractive 2 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
None 0 out of 1 points
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Elevator
  • Live-In Superintendent

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  • Distinguished pre-war building
  • Sutton Place area has many restaurants
  • Dead-end street overlooks the East River
  • Across the street from River House
  • Doorman and elevator man
  • Consistent- multi-paned fenestration
  • Gargoyles in the form of pelican finials
  • No health club
  • Protruding air-conditioners
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No balconies
  • No garage
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