Eleanor Roosevelt's $14M NYC Townhouse Perfect for Bush Twin

Eleanor Roosevelt's four-bedroom Upper East Side townhouse is on the market for a stately $14.5 million. The former first lady lived between 1956 and 1958 in the building on 62nd Street, which is flanked by Second and Third avenues. For that price tag, we would hope to at least have an eagle's view of the Manhattan skyline, but alas it seems that Roosevelt preferred to stare out at other grandiose homes: according to Streeteasy.com, townhouse prices on the Upper East Side this year average $10 million.

Note to former first daughter and New York apartment-hunter Barbara Bush: Let Eleanor Roosevelt school you on how to lodge like a former White House resident.
The one and only lesson: space. Probably the most remarkable part of this townhouse is, in fact, the five stories it contains. The master bedroom suite makes up the full third floor and features a master bedroom and bathroom, with a wood-burning fireplace. Another fireplace-equipped bedroom swathes the fourth floor, along with a marble bathroom and large seating area.

Even the townhouse's outdoor space features an excess of square footage. At ground level is a lush, 700-square-foot garden that boasts a working fountain and an Edward Scissorhand jungle of perfectly-pruned shrubs. And a 950-square-foot garden overlays the rooftop, plenty of space to house the Bush twin recently spied house-hunting in the West Village (and who may be considering a 700-square-foot, one-bedroom West Village co-op on Jane street for $975,000, says The Daily News.)

Other perks included in this townhouse are the grand spiral staircase, a marble foyer, central air conditioning, four more wood-burning fireplaces throughout the home, and a terrace on the second floor.

Less exciting, however, is the chef's kitchen on the second floor. Not in it's build, but in the blue-and-white wall-mounted dishes, blue-and-white wallpaper on the ceiling, blue-and-white matching valances on the kitchen windows. Granny-chic flavor abounds in other areas too, like the musty hunter-green accents sprinkled seemingly everywhere -- on marble floors, floor-to-ceiling drapes and upholstered furniture.

But what the historic abode lacks in design it makes up for in space, and if you can afford to live here, chances are you can afford to hire designer Kelly Wearstler or someone equally as apt to pump some of this decade into the aesthetic.

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