Sutton Place Home of the Late Novelist E.L. Doctorow Asks $2.1M

Sutton Place prevails as a Midtown haven for the artistically inclined. Fashion designer Lisa Perry and style icons Dawn Mello and Anne Vanderbilt all made homes in the swanky neighborhood. The home of late novelist E.L. Doctorow is the latest of these stately and conveniently-located abodes to hit the market. Asking $2.1 million, the apartment sits in Sutton House.

Located at 333 East 57th Street, Sutton House is a boutique, white-glove building. Only 35 residences lie within its walls and there are beautiful communal spaces to relish in. There is a garden blooming with flowers and a Romanesque rooftop, an idyllic oasis in the city. The apartment itself, with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spread across 3,000 square feet, offers more than enough on its own. A semi-private landing leads to a foyer crowned with barrel ceilings, then further into the serene and bright creative haven.

With hardwood floors and classic, unfussy details, it’s easy to see why Doctorow purchased this apartment in 2000 and stayed to write many of his novels. The third bedroom specifically, configured as an office with built-ins and many books, saw the birth of his acclaimed works The March, Homer & Langley, and Andrew’s Brain. Doctorow’s widow, Helen, has listed the apartment with Anne Shahmoon of Sotheby’s International Realty.