Back in June, the artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt passed away at age 95. She left behind a wide-reaching legacy, including publishing eight books, working as a model and television actress, and creating a multitude of successful businesses. Now, Vanderbilt's infamous childhood home (that she only lived in for the first year of her life) has hit the market for a whopping $50 million.
Originally built in 1891 by Robert B. Lynd, the townhouse is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and is known as the Vanderbilt Mansion. It's just a block away from Central Park and sits between Madison and Park Avenues. Although it's being sold as a single-family home, the 18,408-square-foot townhouse is technically three separate units.
According to the listing, this home has been meticulously renovated. It has seven stories filled with 12 bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms, three powder rooms, and 1,500 square feet of outdoor space on the rooftop terrace. No big deal!
“It’s a very, very large home, and it’s 27 feet wide, which is hard to find on the Upper East Side,” listing agent John Giannone told Mansion Global. “It’s a complete gut renovation—everything about it is brand-new.”
Twelve-foot ceilings are highlighted throughout the decadent home, and there are stunning finishes like limestone kitchen floors, marble kitchen countertops (that also run up the walls as a backsplash), and many more features that make this property one of a kind.
The listing states that "the developers and architects had one simple goal: to create the perfect paradigm of Upper East Side modern luxury, while solidifying the legacy of the property." We can attest that they did just that.
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