Celebrated Novelist Erica Jong’s Longtime Manhattan Home Is Up for Sale

Renowned novelist and poet Erica Jong’s Manhattan apartment is a book lover’s dream. Recently listed for $4.25 million, the home is located on the 27th floor of the famed Imperial House displaying unbeatable panoramic views of the city skyline. Jong, whose acclaimed novel Fear of Flying celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, resided in the Upper East Side abode with her husband, lawyer Kenneth David Burrows, after purchasing the property back in 1990.

An elongated 30-foot gallery welcomes into the home in the sky, opening to a living room that makes quite the impression. Adorned with a custom bookcase spanning the length of the space, the sitting area is aptly suited to house a vast array of volumes. At nearly 3,000 square feet, the entirety of the apartment boasts dignified comfort. The spacious kitchen, a New York City luxury, includes stainless steel countertops and appliances while storage in the form of an extra pantry and walk-in closet resides beside a cozy office nook.

Cozy, classic spaces like a solarium, where one can bask in the sunshine and views of Central Park, make up a majority of the unit. With three bedrooms, there is no lack of space to relax, especially when the primary suite offers generous accommodations and an ensuite bath.

As a resident of Imperial House, homeowners are privy to white glove service and amenities. A concierge, doorman, and elevator operators are accessible on-site and tenants can also take advantage of the top-class fitness center, yoga studio, and game room.

The UES co-op, listed with Maria Daou of Coldwell Banker Warburg, has garnered press recently. In a New York Times article from December 2022, Jong walked readers through a day in her life, writing and living in the co-op. The New York Post first reported that it is for sale.