Own Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller’s former love nest for $3M

Marilyn Monroe and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller’s former home near Sutton Place has quietly hit the market for $3.05 million — down from its $3.75 million asking price in May.

The three-bedroom, 3½-bathroom condo is at 444 E. 57th St., a fabulous 14-story building that dates to 1927.

Late fashion designer Bill Blass once owned a building penthouse and held glamorous parties on his 3,000-square-foot terrace with views of the East River and the city skyline. Other big-name residents included legendary late Carlyle Hotel singer Bobby Short and Sweden’s Princess Madeleine.

Miller was Monroe’s third husband and her longest marital partner. Their marriage lasted close to five years and this home is reportedly where Miller wrote “The Misfits,” which was Monroe’s last play.

At a roomy 2,190 square feet, the prewar home on the 13th floor comes with two woodburning fireplaces and partial East River views. There’s also a formal dining room and an additional bedroom or home office.

Exterior of 444 E. 57th St.
The elegant building at 444 E. 57th St. dates back to 1927.
Stefano Giovannini

The main corner bedroom has river views, custom closets and an ensuite windowed bathroom. The third bedroom is currently a library with a fireplace, custom cabinetry and pocket doors.

The residence opens to a large foyer that leads to a living room with a fireplace, 9-foot ceilings and large windows. The dining room accommodates 10 people. There’s also a chef’s kitchen with custom white cabinetry.

The building was designed by architect Lafayette A. Goldstone nearly a century ago and features a limestone base along with a vaulted marble lobby. Amenities include a doorman, an elevator operator, a resident manager and bike storage.

The listing broker is Harriet Maisel of Brown Harris Stevens.

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