236 East 49th Street, HOUSE
New York, NY 10017
Midtown East, Turtle Bay

Off Market

Property Type
Estimated Size
5,690 ft²
Price per ft²
5 Bedrooms
6 Bathrooms
Home Style
Single Family Home
Common Charges
Tax Deduction
Financing Allowed
New Development
236 East 49th Street
Building Year
Building Floors
5 floors
Building Units
1 units
Middle School
Elementary School
PS 59
Days on RealDirect

Uniquely situated amongst the historic townhouses of the coveted Turtle Bay Gardens, 236 East 49th Street is an elegant 19-foot wide, 5-story single-family with an elevator and approximately 5,690 square feet of meticulously finished interior space, plus an additional approximate 1,000 square feet of magnificent outdoor space in the breathtaking South garden, two terraces and balcony.

236 East 49th Street is one of twenty townhouses which comprise the distinctive Turtle Bay Gardens Historic District. Sharing a unique interior garden, reminiscent of tranquil European courtyards, this captivating enclave counts Katharine Hepburn, E.B. White, and Stephen Sondheim amongst its notable residents over the years. The townhouses of Turtle Bay Gardens offer exclusive home care and landscaping maintenance to the residents, with an outstanding service team, much like that of a full-service apartment building.

Features of this superb home include: an elevator, multi-zone HVAC system, gracious ceilings reaching nearly 11 feet, grand rooms for impressive entertaining, exceptional light and air through floor-to-ceiling windows, and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout. A UV film lining the grand windows throughout the residence is designed to protect treasured art and furniture.

Advanced home systems include an alarm system with perimeter cameras, irrigation throughout the South garden and terraces, and a sound system.


The Turtle Bay Gardens were conceptualized by Charlotte Martin, a descendent of early Dutch settlers in New York, who purchased the existing buildings between 1919 and 1926. She filled in the generally swampy backyards to create a beautiful shared garden with two old willow trees, benches, and a fountain replicating one found at the Villa Medici in Rome. Low masonry walls separated the surrounding individual private gardens from each other.

Ms. Martin redesigned the individual townhomes as well, orienting


  • Elevator
  • Outdoor common
  • Outdoor private
  • Garden
  • Bright
  • Townhouse

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Listing History

Nov. 28, 2017 Sold $8,250,000
Nov. 20, 2017 Sold $0
Oct. 8, 2017 Available $8,500,000
Aug. 15, 2017 In Contract $8,500,000
May 11, 2017 Available $8,500,000

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