On the Upper East Side, a combination unit within the co-op building at 190 East 72nd Street has hit the market for $4.95 million. The apartment is a pretty impressive space, with six bedrooms and six bathrooms sprawled across more than 4,000 square feet, but it is its ties to Grapes of Wrath author James Steinbeck that makes it truly special.
Located on the building’s 34th floor, the apartment was the final place that the Nobel Prize-winning author lived and worked until his passing in 1968, reports the New York Post. The new owners renovated much of the home, however, they left Steinbeck’s study in its original condition, with his furniture, notes, and posters still in place.
The condo is also flourished with tigerwood wall paneling, a huge living room with walls lined by oversized windows, an open kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances, mahogany built-ins, a laundry room, and plenty of storage space that includes a few walk-ins.
The views are a real stunner from nearly every angle, gazing out onto Central Park, 432 Park Avenue, and the rest of the city’s skyline.
Maintenance fees are going for a whopping $14,343/month.
- Listing: 190 East 72nd Street [Stribling]
- Former Steinbeck home for sale — including his old desk [New York Post]