It’s Free to Look: 311 West 74th Street

Listen carefully and you may be able to hear the sound of a jazz piano in the long-time office of Newport Jazz Festival patriarch George Wein. 

Granted, after 311 West 74th Street was transformed into a family home, these days the music is more likely coming from the speakers with wall-mounted sound controls in every room.

The house was built in 1896, by C.P.H. Gilbert, no stranger to the massively imposing townhouse. Some of the original details remain, including a Tiffany glass transom. For $8.7 million there are seven bedrooms, a wood-paneled dining room and a triple parlor, according to the Corcoran listing.

It’s been a few years since Mr. Wein jammed with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie within these walls. But perhaps you can lure a music impresario or two over with the entertaining room with 12-foot ceilings. In case you were wondering, there’s still a wet bar. — Laura Kusisto

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Listen carefully and you may be able to hear the sound of a jazz piano in the long-time office of Newport Jazz Festival patriarch George Wein. 

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