Edward Joseph, a top New York City real estate broker for 22 years, joined Christie’s International Real Estate in 2018 and is now representing the sale of I.M. Pei’s Sutton Place townhouse, a residence of rare provenance.
Mr. Pei, arguably the greatest architect of all time, and his wife, Eileen, acquired their home from Laura “Polly” Delano, President Franklin Roosevelt’s cousin, more than 45 years ago. The historic residence, located in a quiet and tree-lined enclave of New York City, is artfully infused with Mr. Pei’s keen architectural eye. The breathtaking staircase with its geometric skylight, walls of windows overlooking the private park and three of four fireplace mantles are all of Mr. Pei’s creative vision.
Mr. Joseph, who has achieved record sales throughout Manhattan and has been honored repeatedly for his business achievements through the years, sat down for a conversation with Luxury Defined.