The Seven-story Home, Known as the Vanderbilt Mansion, Has Been Renovated and Restored
A completely renovated and restored mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side that heiress and fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt reportedly lived in as a child is on the market for $50 million.
The single-family townhouse has 18,504 square feet of interior space, with 12 bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms and three powder rooms spread across seven floors. There is also about 1,500 square feet of outdoor space on a rooftop terrace.
The house, which is known as the Vanderbilt Mansion, is between Madison and Park avenues, a block away from Central Park. It was listed for sale on July 18.
“You’re in the heart of the Upper East Side,” said listing agent Lauren Muss of Douglas Elliman. “The 70s is the most fabulous area of New York.”
“It’s the most coveted area on the Upper East Side,” she said. “And 72 Street is a double-width street, which everyone loves.”
“It’s a very, very large home, and it’s 27 feet wide, which is hard to find on the Upper East Side,” said John Giannone, who works with Ms. Muss at Elliman. “It’s a complete gut renovation—everything about it is brand new.”
The sandstone-clad townhouse is set up as three separate units that can easily be recombined in any configuration. Douglas Elliman
“Everything is of the highest quality and it’s all custom,” Ms. Muss said. “They sourced the materials from around the world.”
The owner of the property could not be identified.
The sandstone-clad townhouse is set up as three separate units that can easily be recombined in any configuration, used as a rental property, or as separate guest and staff quarters, according to Elliman.
Vanderbilt, who died in June at the age of 95, was CNN journalist Anderson Cooper’s mother and was known in the fashion world for her designer jeans. She lived in the house from when she was born in 1924 up to when her father passed away the next year; she then moved with her mother to Paris, according to published reports.
Her father, Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, owned the house and used it as his home when he wasn’t in Newport, Rhode Island, for the summer, according to reports.
The Gilded Age house was built in 1891 by Robert B. Lynd and altered by William Strom in 1905. The architecture firm CetraRuddy handled the recent renovation, which began in 2017, according to Elliman.
Current design and architectural features include 11-foot-plus ceilings, three gas fireplaces, and a central elevator as well as three private ones.
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The kitchens have limestone floors, Calacatta marble slab counters, marble-tiled walls and backsplashes, custom cabinetry with SA Baxter hardware and top-of-the-line appliances by Gaggenau, Viking Tuscany and Miele.
The bathrooms feature either Calacatta or Blue de Savoie marble floors, walls, and vanities with eucalyptus accents, Kalista fixtures, Toto lavatories, and Victoria and Albert free-standing tubs.
The three apartments can also be bought separately. The four-bedroom, 5,704-square-foot penthouse, which is on floors five, six and seven, is available for $25 million.
The four-bedroom, 5,300-square-foot maisonette is listed for $11.5 million, and the four-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot duplex for $13.5 million.
Curbed first reported the listing.