Son of composer Leonard Bernstein lists Chelsea townhouse

Alexander Bernstein and 209 West 22nd Street (Credit: Hunter Abrams and Compass)
Alexander Bernstein and 209 West 22nd Street (Credit: Hunter Abrams and Compass)

Alexander Bernstein, the son of the famed composer Leonard Bernstein, is letting go of his classic Chelsea townhouse. The house at 209 West 22nd Street is on the market for $5.7 million with Compass.

Bernstein, who is president of Artful Learning and founding chairman of The Leonard Bernstein Center For Learning, stands to make quite the pretty penny on the sale. While the original deed from 1996 shows no sale price, Streeteasy records the previous sale price as $555,000. If that really is what Bernstein paid, he’ll be seeing a tidy $5 million profit on his investment.

Built around 1901, the 2,776-square-foot townhouse features four bedrooms, two arched windows a 20-foot high open living space, and a private garden.

While Bernstein is not a musician like his famous father, he has studied acting, performed professionally and worked in production. But maybe his true calling was real estate.