Walter Cronkite is a CBS news icon who reported about America’s biggest events like the World War II bombings over Germany, the presidential assassination of JFK, and the American moon landing. His long-time New York brownstone that he owned from the 1950s to 1999 is now on the market priced at $7.7 mill Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. was born on November 4, 1916, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was an award-winning American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News and became a celebrated news icon for decades.
He was touted as “the most trusted man in America” in an opinion poll in the 1960s and 1970s. He reported on every big news story from 1937 to 1981, including World War II, the Vietnam War, Dawson’s Field hijackings, Watergate, and even the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and music icon John Lennon of the Beatles.
He was also well-known for his departing phrase at the end of every broadcast, “And that’s the way it is,” along with the date each broadcast had aired.
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Walter Cronkite loved living in his gorgeous New York brownstone that was constructed in 1880. He purchased it in the 1950s and lived there until 1999. He died on July 17, 2009, but always loved the four-story 4,000 square-foot brownstone that was located in Yorkville on a gorgeous tree-lined street.
The home offers four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a maid or guest room, a gorgeous formal living room as well as a relaxing family room, a dining room, and a modern eat-in kitchen with plenty of natural light. The home also boasts an exercise room and a third-floor master suite that includes two dressing rooms, a fireplace, and the largest of the three amazing Juliet balconies with great views.
With its tall ceilings and large windows, this house feels very spacious and airy. There are even French doors that open to a beautifully landscaped garden. The home also features original millwork, fireplaces, and plaster ceilings.
The front view of this amazing brownstone that is currently on the market for sale, features a solid wooden door and is flanked by tall windows and wrought-iron structures that face the beautiful tree-lined, quaint street. A one-of-a-kind pink chandelier hangs from the white ceiling of the gorgeous living room that is adorned with patterned armchairs and an area rug, also in pink, along with a fireplace that is topped off with a large mirror.
The large eat-in kitten both a nice size kitchen island in the middle that features a butcher block countertop with three pendant lights they hang overhead well the primary bedroom features blue walls that are flanked with the unique decorative mirror art and silver bedside tables with large lamps.
The home also features an amazing backyard lounge area that is surrounded by wooden fencing and offers a wooden cushioned sofa set Anna clay outdoor fireplace. The serene landscaping includes green shrubs and pretty trees.
This amazing home was the place that Walter Cronkite and his wife lived for more than five decades, raised their children, and enjoyed the beautiful architecture. This amazing four-story brownstone can be your new home for a cool $7.7 million. It is one of New York’s best brownstones and is listed for sale by real estate agent, Thomas Wexler, of Leslie J. Garfield Realty in Manhattan.
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