David Sanborn, the legendary saxophonist who belted out some of the greatest jazz hits like “Try a little Tenderness”, “Dream” and “Goodbye,” has reportedly put his Upper East Side, New York City townhouse for sale with an asking price of $12 million.
According to the Real Estalker, Sanborn first listed the home sometime back in September 2010 for around $9 million. A few months later the price was chopped to $8.45 million and sometime in 2011, the home was taken off the market.
The listing reveals the townhouse to be more than 5500 square feet large with five bedrooms and three full and two half bathrooms. The floor plan shows that the townhouse has five floors and a basement.
The basement has two large storage rooms and one big hall. The first floor comprises of a bedroom, a modern kitchen, a dining room, two bathrooms, a patio and a large garden. The second floor has a sitting room, a large living room and a library. The third floor has two large bedrooms and an office. The fourth floor houses the master suite and an additional bedroom. The master suite has an open terrace too. The fifth floor has a recording studio and a recreation room.
According to the New York Daily News, this was the first residence of Sanborn’s in New York City.
“Sanborn digs the area. It’s the first place he moved when he arrived in New York City in the early 1970s. He hits jazz shows at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Time Warner Center, shops at Trader Joe’s on 72nd St., and dines time-to-time at Ocean Grill. By Sanborn’s count, he’s friends with 30 of his neighbors,” the feature reads.
Currently, Sanborn is on a world tour for his latest album, “Quartette Humaine” with pianist Bob James.