The sandstone-clad townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side where the late socialite, heiress and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt reportedly spent her early childhood has changed hands with an asking price of $36 million, Mansion Global has learned.
The 27-foot-wide townhouse was first listed by Douglas Elliman for $50 million in 2019 following a complete renovation and modernization. Carrie Chiang of the Corcoran Group relisted it for $36 million last week with a buyer already in hand. The listing went into contract Thursday.
The Gilded Age, Neoclassical Revival-style house was built in 1891 by Robert B. Lynd. Beginning in 2017, the renowned architecture firm CetraRuddy completely reimagined and renovated the townhouse, which now has three condo units across seven levels serviced by an elevator, according to Ms. Chiang.
She declined to disclose further details about the sale and parties involved.
“The townhouse has a sandstone-clad facade, a beautifully replicated period cornice, and restored Neo-Grec architectural elements throughout,” she said. “Its move-in-ready interior features the best of best high-finishes. All the rooms are grand and bright.”
The townhouse offers approximately 18,500 square feet of interior space in addition to a large outdoor space and roof terrace, according to the previous listing.
Vanderbilt, who died in June 2019 at the age of 95, 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, Mansion Global previously reported.
Manhattan townhouses have been closely sought after as “wealthy families want to have larger spaces indoors and have their own gardens” since the Covid-19 pandemic, Ms. Chiang said.
She recently sold another townhouse in the neighborhood for $56 million, Mansion Global reported.
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