Upon first glance, there isn’t a ton of design details that make this three-bedroom co-op along Riverside Drive especially appealing. The apartment is essentially a white box where the main attraction is the stunning views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. But there is a certain bit of history that makes this $3.5 million abode interesting and it has something to do with the legendary jazz singer, Billie Holiday.
According to the New York Post, the 2,000-square-foot home has been owned by violinist Arnold Steinhardt and his wife, Dorothea, since the 1971. But long before that, the living room of the prewar pad once hosted an exclusive concert where Billie Holiday performed at least eight of her hits during a house party in November 1956, that was being hosted by then-owner and music producer Leonard Feather. Eight days prior, Holiday had performed at a sold-out show at Carnegie Hall.
As for the co-op, its features include beamed ceilings, herringbone wood floors in the dining room, an open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, an office, oversized windows, three bathrooms, and a washer/dryer machine.
Maintenance is going for $3,169/month.
- Listing: 340 Riverside Drive #11A [Corcoran]
- Billie Holiday sang in this Upper West Side living room [New York Post]