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Elizabeth Arden’s former 1920s townhouse hits the market in New York

A decadent 1920s New York townhouse once owned by cosmetics entrepreneur Elizabeth Arden has hit the market for $16m.

Number 4 Sutton Square was originally built in 1921 for gas metre inventor Henry Sprague. Arden – whose real name was Florence M Lewis – bought it in the 1930s and sold it around a decade later.

4 Sutton Square for sale via Douglas Elliman
Via Douglas Elliman

The five-storey New York property has been gently modernised by architect Daniel Romualdez, who added a chef grade kitchen, but the standout features remain its most historic. The parlour-level living room and fifth floor library feature polished mahogany-panelled walls and crown mouldings, and the latter is set over two levels with a carved staircase and bookshelves.

Rooms are between 9.5 ft and 14.8 ft tall, with floor-to-ceiling bay windows, marble and wood-burning fireplaces and hardwood floors.

4 Sutton Square for sale via Douglas Elliman
Via Douglas Elliman

Currently owned by Abercrombie and Fitch’s former CEO Mike Jeffries, the four-bedroom brick townhouse has also been home to JP Morgan’s grandson in the past.

Listing agent Michael Passaro of Douglas Elliman adds: ‘The most unique aspect of the property is that it is one of the 18 homes equipped with exclusive access to the Sutton Square park, overlooking the East River.’

4 Sutton Square for sale via Douglas Elliman
Via Douglas Elliman

Sutton Place and Sutton Square were pioneered by entrepreneur W Seward Webb Jr and architect Eliot Cross in the 1920s as an exclusive community for Manhattan’s ultra-wealthy – including members of the Morgan and Vanderbilt families.

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