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Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds’ former Midtown spread asks $5.7M

A Turtle Bay townhouse once owned by 12-time Grammy-Award-winning R&B singer/composer/producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is back on the market for $5.69 million.

The five-story home, at 241 E. 52nd St., was built in 1899.

At 15 feet wide, it is slender yet elegant, and features three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms — plus a private garden and terrace.

Inside, the 2,700-square-foot home boasts six fireplaces, a French country kitchen, and original details like a wrought-iron spiral staircase, high ceilings and custom millwork. 

Outside, there’s a 50-foot garden with a terra cotta patio, a stone paved terrazzo and a cabana that serves as an outdoor living room.

There’s also four Sycamore trees surrounded by tall stucco walls that offer unusual privacy in the middle of Manhattan.

At just 15 feet wide, it's a skinny spread.
At just 15 feet wide, it’s a skinny spread.
Credit: Evan Joseph
A formal living room looks out at the trees.
A formal living room looks out at the trees.
Credit: Evan Joseph
The home's original staircase has been preserved.
The home’s original staircase has been preserved.
Credit: Evan Joseph
The home boasts six fireplaces.
The home boasts six fireplaces.
Credit: Evan Joseph
There is a dining room for entertaining....or should it be an entertaining dinning room?
There is a dining room for entertaining….or should it be an entertaining dining room?
Credit: Evan Joseph
The narrow kitchen is inspired by a French country house.
The narrow kitchen is inspired by a French country house.
Credit: Evan Joseph
The backyard has an outdoor living room perfect for grooving in.
The backyard has an outdoor living room perfect for grooving in.
Credit: Evan Joseph

Edmonds lived here from 1998 to 2004 and by 2014, the home had sold to a MetLife exec for $5 million. Since then, the home has been stripped of its R&B details: for instance, a recording studio has since transformed into a 700-bottle wine cellar.

The listing brokers are Douglas Elliman’s Kirsten Jordan, of Million Dollar Listing New York, and Nicholas Lounsbury.

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