Asking $12M, this ivy-covered Upper East Side brownstone was once Gloria Vanderbilt’s home

Posted On Fri, September 30, 2022 By

Posted On Fri, September 30, 2022 By In Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photos courtesy of Compass

Located in the Carnegie Hill Historic District in the heart of the Upper East Side, this ivy-covered 6,400-square-foot townhouse at 67 East 91st Street was built in the 1890s. The five-story home has been updated with elegant and functional 21st-century interiors–including an elevator, a greenhouse/studio, and a solarium–while retaining its turn-of-the-century charm. It was undoubtedly this quiet grandeur that won the heart of designer-author-socialite (and Anderson Cooper’s mom) Gloria Vanderbilt, who lived here in the 1980s and 90s. The classic Manhattan townhouse was recently listed for $11,995,000.

On the first floor, a gracious foyer opens into a formal entrance gallery; up a curving staircase is the parlor floor, a study in brownstone elegance with 11-foot ceilings and a paneled living room with a wood-burning fireplace.

A formal dining room boasts another wood-burning fireplace. There’s a full bath on this floor as well.

Back down at the garden level is a timelessly renovated eat-in kitchen. Bespoke wood cabinetry from Eppley Building and Design and top-of-the-line appliances frame countertops of white marble.

Off the kitchen is a charming dining patio. The star feature on this floor is a spacious greenhouse, used by Vanderbilt as a painting studio and by the home’s current owner, a photographer, as an art gallery and entertaining space.

On the third floor is the quiet, rear-facing primary bedroom suite with an en-suite bath and garden views. Adjacent is a sunny, south-facing study with a wood-burning fireplace and bath. These tranquil chambers also have access to large walk-in closets.

More bedrooms and bathrooms await on the fourth and fifth floors. A fourth-floor bedroom has the charming surprise of a  solarium sitting room.

The roof is currently unfinished but can be fitted with a deck to create a rooftop garden. The home’s large cellar offers a full laundry room and plenty of additional storage.

[Listing details: 67 East 91st Street at CityRealty]

[67 East 91st Street by Tania Isacoff Friedland, Allison Chiaramonte and Sarah Minton of Compass and Jed Garfield of Leslie Garfield]


Photos courtesy of Compass

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Neighborhoods : Upper East Side



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