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.
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.