This 34th floor co-op unit will be of particular interest to literature buffs, as it is the former residence of the Nobel Laureate, John Steinbeck. Since his death in 1968, this Upper East Side apartment has gone through a full renovation, and now comprises the neighboring unit, which makes it a 6-bedroom/6-bath with breath-taking views in nearly every direction. The stunning Tower East unit is on the market with C.B. Whyte of Stribling
for $4.95 million, and there is one notable element that has purposely not been renovated. That’s the Steinbeck study. Original furniture, poster and mementos are all in place as tribute to the renowned author.Upon entry through double doors, you’ll be greeted with an impressive Tiger Wood wall that is not only exquisite to behold, but contains a secret coat closet. Light bathes all 4,100 square feet of the apartment, streaming in through oversized windows and offering lovely unobstructed views of the surrounding city. The kitchen is fully equipped with high end appliances, and tasteful lighting that offers a pop of color.The master bedroom is ample and offers views facing west and south. On a clear day, you can easily see New Jersey through the trio of picture windows, and the foliage of Central Park is always within view. The master bath is gorgeously done in dark marble and features dual sinks and an enclosed shower stall.With five more bedrooms, many of which have bathrooms en suite, this trendy co-op is a great place for hosting anything from a Steinbeck-centric book club to an intimate weekend gathering. For the Steinbeck aficionado, one needn’t rush to take advantage of this listing. As Steinbeck once said, “Nothing good gets away. If it is right, it happens.” Of course he was talking about love, but perhaps it is a worthwhile consolation to know that the ideal owner will surely surface in good time.The NY Post
first reported this special Manhattan listing.