Gloria Vanderbilt’s Former Upper East Side Townhouse Listed for Sale for $12 Million – See Inside
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty; Compass Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper
A New York brownstone previously owned by heiress and style icon Gloria Vanderbilt hit the market for just under $12 million.
Vanderbilt, who is also the mother of AndersonCooperlived in the Upper East Side residence in the 80s and 90s according to a statement from Compass, which is co-list the property with Leslie Garfield for $11.995 million.
According to the estate agency, the late Vanderbilt was “drawn to the first-floor greenhouse that became her paint studio.” The space (below) features large skylights and checkerboard floors.
Now the room serves as an art gallery and entertainment space for the house’s current resident, photographer and writer Priscilla Rattazzi, the listing notes.
The 19-foot-wide, ivy-covered home has five levels and features six bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, a greenhouse covering the garden, a sunroom, and a newly remodeled kitchen. It also includes four wood-burning fireplaces and an elevator.
At the entrance to the house, a winding staircase leads to the second floor “where one is immediately transported to a bygone era” according to the announcement. The space features 11-foot ceilings, wood paneling, and a formal south-facing dining area.
The third floor houses the master bedroom, which faces the garden. On the fourth and fifth floors there are four additional bedrooms. Although the roof is currently unfinished, the listing indicates that it can be converted into a roof garden and is accessible by stairs.
In August last year, Cooper, 55, listed his mother’s apartment in Midtown East for sale and, a month later, found a buyer. She had lived in the house for nearly 25 years before she died in 2019.
Vanderbilt gave New York magazine a visit to his apartment in 2018, revealing the inspirations behind her home’s aesthetic.
“What’s beautiful to me may not be beautiful to someone else, or what someone else does may not be what I love,” she said at the time. “But I always know that one thing leads to another and I know which way I’m going.”
Vanderbilt, who was heiress to one of America’s wealthiest families, a socialite, artist and fashion designer has died at 95.
Vanderbilt had cancer, his son confirmed, explaining in a CNN obituary at the time of his death, “Earlier this month we had to take him to the hospital. That’s when we learned that ‘she had very advanced stomach cancer and he had When the doctor told her she had cancer, she was silent for a while and then she said, ‘Well, it’s like that old song: Show me the way out of this world, for that’s where it all is.”
CNN reported that she died in her Manhattan home with her friends and family by her side.
“Love is what she believed in more than anything,” Cooper said. He continued, “Gloria Vanderbilt died as she lived: on her own terms.”