A RARE slice of New York City history awaits the discerning buyer in exclusive Sutton Place. Developed in 1875 by Effingham B. Sutton, Sutton Place rose to glamour in 1920 when the Vanderbilt and Morgan heiresses left Fifth Avenue to build garden townhouses facing the East River. 13 Sutton Place is one of the finest examples of the 14 stately homes that comprise the neighborhood's coveted U-shaped, tree-lined enclave on East 57th and 58th Streets, sought-after Sutton Square.Built in 1875, this masterpiece single-family townhouse overlooking the East River was once home to Elisabeth Marbury, a descendent of Anne Hutchinson, a pioneering American theatrical literary agent/producer, and an accomplished interior designer for elite clients. In collaboration with famed interior decorator Elsie de Wolfe and legendary architect Mott Schmidt, the historic residence was transformed to perfection in 1920. Splendid details reflecting its storied past like gorgeous crown moldings, wainscoting, wrought-iron railings and 4 fireplaces have been impeccably preserved, while its elegant living space was opened up, brightened and modernized with luxury finishes and an elevator.