It's no White House, but Eleanor Roosevelt found home in the building at 211 East 62nd Street following her 12-year stint as FLOTUS. It's been over half a century since Roosevelt penned her My Day column from her "little apartment" on the Upper East Side, and now the Journal reports the townhousewhich has since been converted to a single-family homeis on the market for $18 million. Roosevelt's stay isn't the only bit of history to the house: it was built in 1837 for prolific city builder Thomas Kilpatrick, who's credited with constructing the city's first apartment building, and is inlaid with its original leaded windows.
If the home's interiors don't seem to match up with its exterior, that may be the doing of current owner Charles Ueng who purchased the townhouse for $9.5 million in 2011 and spent $2 million renovating the interior to his liking. Not to be outdone by West 87th Street's $18 million townhouse with a master-bedroom watering hole, 211 East 62nd Street has not one, but two full-floor suites with wet bars. The townhouse also maintains some of its original details, like a spiral staircase and leaded glass French doors.
· Listing: 211 East 62nd Street [Fenwick Keats]
· Eleanor Roosevelt's Former New York Home Going on the Market for $18 Million [WSJ]
· Eleanor Roosevelt's Old Lenox Hill Townhouse Sells For $5M Discount [Curbed]
· All 211 East 62nd Street coverage [Curbed]