A Yorkville penthouse apartment that was once home to songwriter Irving Berlin is now a million dollars cheaper.
The duplex unit, located at 130 East End Avenue, is now going for $6.9 million. The home was listed last May for $7.9 million.
The two-bedroom, four-bathroom home has views of Carl Schurz Park and the East River. It has a landscaped terrace, a formal dining room with adjoining sunroom and a maid’s room at the lower level.
Berlin, who is famous for songs such as “Cheek to Cheek,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “White Christmas,” and “God Bless America,” moved into the apartment in 1931, according to a previous report from Curbed. At the time, he was already famous for songs such as “Blue Skies” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”
Berlin and his family lived at 130 East End Avenue for 13 years. Berlin’s biographer, Laurence Bergreen, described it as a “stately dwelling with impressive views of the East River.”
Jane Andrews of Warburg Realty’s Upper East Side office is handling the listing.