Gloria Vanderbilt was a fashion designer, author, actress and the mother of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. Much admired, Gloria recently passed away at the age of 95. The elegant Manhattan mansion still known as the Vanderbilt Mansion, where Gloria Vanderbilt lived as a child before her mother took her to live in Paris, is now for sale priced at $50 million.
Originally built by Robert B. Lynd in 1891 and restyled in 1905 by William Strom, the seven-story townhouse is located at one of Manhattan’s most-sought-after addresses on East 72nd Street. Designed in Néo-Grec style, the 18,408-square-foot townhouse is 27-feet wide with 12 bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms, three powder rooms and approximately 1,500 square feet of outdoor space. Rooms have 12-foot ceilings and there are three gas fireplaces. Enviably located between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue, it is a stone’s throw to Central Park in a neighborhood awash with art galleries and boutique shops. East 72nd Street has long attracted celebrities in the arts-and-fashion-design world including Ralph Lauren, John and Yoko Ono, Leonard Bernstein, Margaux Hemmingway, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Parker and John Steinbeck. Though many of the street’s Gilded Age mansions have been torn down to accommodate exclusive apartment blocks, the sandstone Vanderbilt mansion, as it is still referred to today, is a beautifully kept building that blends attractively with its neighbors.
Currently divided into three luxury condos with multiple options for reconfiguration, the three units can be purchased together or purchased separately. The listing agent is Lauren Muss of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Madison Avenue office.
Source : Top Ten Real Estate Deals, USA