The childhood home of late socialite Gloria Vanderbilt has sold for $36 million, according to Mansion Global. Located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the townhouse was first listed in 2019 for $50 million following an intensive renovation project by CetraRuddy. Modern accents and amenities abound throughout the seven story Neo Grec-style building that contains 11 bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms, and four half baths.
The 27-foot-wide building’s limestone facade flaunts a stately replicated cornice and intricately carved windowsills, making its high-class history apparent even at first glance. Inside the 18,500 square foot property, subtle yet impressive millwork points to the building’s long lineage without feeling outdated or creating an environment that would appear incongruous with modern furnishings. The open concept kitchen is a particularly pleasing part of the home, with loads of clean white cabinetry, multiple sinks, and a pot filler faucet over the stove. A lack of tiling in the kitchen allows the space to flow more easily, with a built-in breakfast nook nearby and pocket doors separating an additional living space. While the unit has little outdoor space, there is a private terrace on offer, and the building sits just one block away from Central Park.
The sale of the property that Vanderbilt spent her first year in comes shortly after the sale of her final apartment, also located in the Upper East Side, for just over $1 million. Though these two homes may be privately owned nowadays, many of the Vanderbilt family’s impressive properties are open for tours, should you be interested in momentarily returning to the Gilded Age.