At various points in history, the penthouse at 444 East 57th Street has housed the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, Bobby Short, and notably, the iconic fashion designer Bill Blass who dressed renowned women like Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan. Today, that onetime home to the stars is asking $6.75 million.
Blass once decorated the penthouse in bold colors, prints, and patterns. Vintage photos show the apartment adorned with leopard and zebra-print rugs, fur-dressed bedding, picturesque wall paintings, and gold Pedro Friedeberg hand-shaped chairs. Oh, and let's not forget the seasonal green grass carpet that was rolled out during the summer months.
It's not quite so over-the-top today: The Sutton Place two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment recently underwent a two-year renovation to combine its classic elegance with modern-day amenities. The 2,200-square-foot space features a 30-foot living/dining room, two wood-burning fireplaces, a hidden laundry room, and a sprawling terrace with more than 3,000 square feet of space and views of the East River and Queensboro Bridge.