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This Upper East Side Condo is What Affordable Interior Dreams are Made Of

Bright white house with natural wood. The Vanderbilt Mansion - Gloria’s Childhood Home!

Happy Friday!  It’s time for another celeb home feature — and this upper East side condo is what interior dreams are made of!

As always, I have included links to most of what I can find from each room in case you are interested in duplicating the looks.

Bright white house with natural wood. The Vanderbilt Mansion - Gloria’s Childhood Home!

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.  Currently divided into three luxury condos with multiple options for reconfiguration, the townhouse was again restyled and updated in 2018 by CetraRuddy using marble and many elegant finishes, flooring, lighting and the best appliances.  The units could be combined as one residence, two rented with one owner occupied or one occupied, one as guest accommodations and one as staff quarters. The three units can be purchased together or purchased separately.

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East 72nd Street has long attracted celebrities in the arts and fashion-design world.  Ralph Lauren moved there in 2010, Yoko Ono still lives in the same apartment she shared with John Lennon; Leonard Bernstein, Margaux Hemmingway, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Parker and John Steinbeck have all called East 72nd Street home.  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.

A townhouse steeped in Gilded Age history of industrial wealth and former home to one of America’s well-known families is now for sale, priced at $50 million for the building or priced separately as three individual apartments.  The listing agent is Lauren Muss of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Madison Avenue office.

Photo credit:  Douglas Elliman Real Estate

 

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