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Ornate Sutton Place townhouse with Heinz family ties asks $21M

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The 7,000-square-foot Georgian townhouse has six bedrooms and six full bathrooms

Travis Mark for Sotheby’s International Realty

A Sutton Place townhouse that’s been home to a long list of notable residents is on the market for $21 million. Most recently, this stunning four-story Georgian townhouse was home to Drue Heinz, a philanthropist and heiress to the Heinz fortune. Heinz died in March this year, and the house is being sold by her estate.

The ornate home overlooking the East River was originally built for Anne Vanderbilt, who was married into the Vanderbilt family. She is often associated with establishing Sutton Place as a stylish enclave for New York’s wealthy set. In subsequent years, the townhouse was home to Charles Merrill, the man who founded Merrill Lynch, before it was purchased by the Heinz family in the 1970s.

The townhouse measures about 7,000 square feet, and the property itself has some lush gardens and lawns with lovely views (including of the Queensboro Bridge!). At present, the townhouse has six bedrooms, six fireplaces, six full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms.

Some of the standout features of the home include the 21-foot long dining room which can be accessed through French doors; and the 32-foot-long drawing room with tall windows that overlook the garden. An elevator connects all floors of the house.