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Live in the Former Digs of Legendary Decorator Sister Parish

When Jackie Kennedy moved into the White House and set about redecorating to her considerable taste, she tapped interiors queen Sister Parish, a partner of Albert Hadley, to assist. Her odd first name, descended from a childhood nickname, caused some confusion in the press at the time, as one headline declared "Kennedys Pick Nun to Decorate White House." The child of a well-to-do New York family, with help and a house in Dark Harbor, Maine, Parish took up decorating after moving out of the city to Far Hills, N.J. In order to maintain close contact with potential clients, she kept this one-bedroom maisonette as a pied-a-terre. Since Parish died in 1994, the apartment has been modified by the current owner, with decor by Mario Buatta, and few remnants of the Parish past. Recently listed for $3.5M, this first-floor flat on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue comes with the heady maintenance bill of $11,195 per month—although some decorating junkies might consider that reasonable for the pedigree. Head to Curbed NY for the full photogallery and floorplan.

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