Looking around apartments in the Rosario Candela-designed co-op building 1 Sutton Place South always proves to be a good time, and this one is no exception. The four-bed, four-bath maisonette, which was just listed for $9.995 million (after being listed for $12 million in 2009 and chopped down to $10.495 million before being taken off the market four months later) also has the distinction of being the former home of Marietta Tree, a famous socialite of the '40s and '50s who served as a representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in the '60s. She was also a muse to such powerful figures as director John Huston and presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson. Although the apartment was renovated in 2004 by designer Albert Hadley and the architect Basil Walter, it's not a stretch to imagine a '50s socialite calling the place home.
· Listing: 1 Sutton Place South #MAISA [Stribling, via Streeteasy]
· Maisonette on the River [NYT]
· 1 Sutton Place South coverage [Curbed]