With striking details, a celebrity pedigree, and views of the Met, the park, and the Chrysler Building, this $4.295 million pre-war co-op is about as Upper East Side as it gets.
It was once the home of pioneering TV personality Julia Meade. Though the classically trained actress had a number of film roles (Pillow Talk, Presumed Innocent), she was best known as Ed Sullivan’s “favorite salesgirl.” As the public face of Lincoln (as in the cars), Meade became a TV fixture, appearing regularly on the show in a role author Gerald Nachman called “part auto dealer, part chic sexpot.”
Previous residents aside, the dignified three-bedroom has plenty going for it. The grand living room features a wood-burning fireplace, striking herringbone-patterned hardwood floors, and south-facing city views. The master and second bedrooms have similarly gorgeous sight lines. (While the third bedroom doesn’t, it is still very nice.) The listing is a little light on pictures, but the floor plan suggests the kitchen, bathrooms, and “staff room” are all reasonably spacious.
While the unit doesn’t exactly have laundry, it does come with two “large separate spaces” in the basement, one of which was originally designed to be a private laundry facility. (It isn’t, yet, but it could be, washer/dryer subject to approval.) The building also comes with a “complement of full service staff” and a gym. It comes at a price, though: maintenance is a not-insignificant $5,469/month.