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Sutton Square townhouse with distinguished past seeks $20M

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The townhouse was outfitted for inventor Henry Sprague in the 1920s

A glorious Sutton Place townhouse with a pedigree for the ages has come to market for the first time in over a decade. The townhouse stands on Sutton Square, a small and exclusive enclave of Sutton Place townhouses that were sought out and developed in the 1920s by a group of millionaires including W. Seward Webb Jr., son of Lilia Osgood Vanderbilt, Daytonian in Manhattan writes.

The townhouse at Four Sutton Square has passed through some pretty notable hands in the century since, including those of Henry Sprague, inventor of the Sprague gas meter, and Florence M. Lewis, better known professionally as Elizabeth Arden. Daytonian in Manhattan notes the distinguished house’s last owner as Michael Jeffries, President of Abercrombie & Fitch.

The townhouse was “extensively and sensitively restored and renovated” in the time between 2005 and 2008 by architect Daniel Romualdez. And while the renovation may be “sensitive,” the three-bedroom townhouse’s interiors are of a particular taste. They’re crisp and masculine, and rope in a variety of wall finishes including rubbed Venetian plaster walls, French polished wood walls, and bedrooms with cashmere-covered walls. (Oh my!)

The 4,000-square-foot townhouse is on the market for $19.95 million, and as a rental seeking $39,000/month.