New York Historical, Estate of the Day
Edward Lee Cave is one of the realtors who deals in the kind of New York apartments that are classic Estate of the Day bait. Today's estate comes courtesy of Max Abelson's Manhattan Transfers column in the New York Observer. The five-floor townhouse is located at 132 East 62nd and belonged to Phyllis Cerf Wagner who was married to Random House co-founder Bennett Cerf and later Former Mayor Robert Wagner. The townhouse was a meeting spot for all sorts of famed and famous from Truman Capote and William Faulkner to Frank Sinatra. The beautiful home has large rooms with bay windows, many fireplaces and an elevator. There are five bedrooms plus a full floor master suite. It is listed at $9.9 million. After the jump, you can watch yourself while you are eating.