Jacob K. Javits is one of the most famous names in American Politics due to his long and influential career as a US Senator for New York State. The stunning Manhattan co-op he shared with his late wife Marian is now on the market for $5.195 million.
The three-bedroom duplex spans the 12th and 13th floors of the East 57th Street apartment, and includes a large living room with double-height windows, an abundance of natural light, wet bar, and 17' ceilings. The most distinctive feature of the home is the glass-enclosed sitting area just off the living room where Senator Javits would entertain and talk business with a who's who of guests including Henry Kissinger and Truman Capote.
The apartment was designed by famed architect Joseph Urban, who was known for his innovative designs and eclectic aesthetic.
The namesake of Manhattan's Jacob K Javits Convention Center, Senator Javits died in 1986 from Lou Gehrig's disease. He served in the House of Representatives from 1947 - 1954, when he resigned to become a New York State Attorney General. He was elected to the Senate in 1956 and served until 1981. Marian, his wife, died earlier this year.
The couple's children are now selling the apartment. Stribling & Associates' Pamela D'Arc is the exclusive listing agent for the property.
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This glass sitting room off the living room was a favorite place for Senator Javits to entertain and conduct business.
Large windows in every room allow for plenty of natural light.
The dining area is on the second floor
Another view of the glass sitting room designed by Joseph Urban
The living room boasts 17' ceilings and double-height windows.
View from above
The living room area complete with working fireplace
One of three bedrooms