Friday, October 2, 2015

The historic Charlie Parker Residence is for sale on Avenue B



The listing for 151 Avenue B between East Ninth Street and East 10th Street arrived on Streeteasy today. (Halstead is the broker, though the link appears not to work at the moment.)

Built circa 1849 and bordering Tompkins Square Park to the East, individually designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, The Charlie Parker Residence is a rare example of a Gothic Revival style townhouse. Original details include the double wood doors, a trefoil relief beneath the projecting box cornice, slender hood moldings above most windows and the well-preserved pointed archway with clustered colonettes that is surmounted by a prominent horizontal molding.

There are 4 full-floor apartments: Garden floor, former home of Jazz great, Charlie Parker, Parlor floor, the third floor and fourth floors, each with 2 bedrooms. The Penthouse, with a huge private deck, is set-back with 1 bedroom and extra loft space. Handled with care throughout the years, this elegant building holds court in the vibrant neighborhood of the East Village.

It also has the honor of 3 designations: The New City Landmarks Preservation Foundation, The State Register of Historic Places and The National Register of Historic Places. The archway is featured in Bricks and Brownstones by Charles Lockwood. Great for investors OR it can be converted into an owner's duplex with income or single family.

Price: $9.25 million.

According the Charlie Parker Residence website, Parker lived here from 1950-1954. "With Chan Richardson and their three children, Parker occupied the ground floor apartment at the height of his career."

Image via Wikepedia Commons

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Has anyone spoken to Judy Rhodes? I assume she's still the owner. I hope everything is otherwise OK...although so many of the old EV gang are getting, well, old.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Just bought. Can't wait to have everyone over!

Zach said...

Fantastic, Shawn! I'll bring the guac!

Edmund Dunn said...

“The coroner who performed his autopsy mistakenly estimated Parker's 34-year-old body to be between 50 and 60 years of age.”

Unlike classical conductors, the jazz gods were not built for longevity.

Anonymous said...

Desnudas on the way. We love cock I mean guac

DrBOP said...

This would make a lovely retirement home for the NYC Blog Mafia.

frank@buddinghtree.com said...

Yes, she is well.

EV Grieve said...

@DrBOP

Long as I don't have to bunk with Moss!

Anonymous said...

anybody know, is this also where Ed Blackwell used to practice & kept his drums?

Robert said...

Bird's 'Yard" should be preserved as an untouchable Historic site! Or at least purchased for a reasonable price by a legitimate jazz Organization like Lincoln Center etc.
Bird Lives!