Gloria Vanderbilt’s Beekman Place apartment finds a buyer in just a month

Posted On Wed, September 8, 2021 By

Posted On Wed, September 8, 2021 By In Celebrities, Midtown East, Recent Sales

All photos courtesy of Anastassios Mentis/Brown Harris Stevens

Listed a little over a month ago, Gloria Vanderbilt’s former Midtown East apartment is now in contract. As reported by the New York Post, the two-bedroom home at 30 Beekman Place was asking $1,125,000, with monthly maintenance fees of $4,311. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, the son of the late heiress/businesswoman/artist, put his mom’s apartment on the market in early August.

Much of the apartment, decked out in artwork and antiques, has remained the same since Vanderbilt’s death in 2019 at the age of 95. Located on the second floor, the apartment featured handpainted fireplace mantles, colorful hanging fabrics, and a full-scale portrait of Vanderbilt, painted by artist Aaron Shikler.

Vanderbilt lived in the apartment for nearly 25 years. In an interview with the New York Times, Cooper said his mom was “always remodeling and redecorating.” The fact that she stayed in her Beekman Place home for over two decades was a testament to her love for the apartment.

“Moving would be part of that. She would get restless with a place,” Cooper said in an interview with the newspaper. “For her to stay in this apartment for 23 years, which for my mom is an eternity, it had to change. I think she got tired of all the moving, and she decided to burrow into this place and just work on it.”

As 6sqft reported last month, the unit has a well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast room, a windowed foyer that leads to a gallery, a formal dining room, a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and two bedrooms, one of which has a walk-in closet.

Without any major renovations done since Vanderbilt moved there in 1997, the apartment will likely need some updates. Built in 1930, the 10-story co-op building contains 38 total units and boasts amenities like a new fitness center, bike storage, and a furnished outdoor courtyard.

[Listing details: 30 Beekman Place, Unit 2A at CityRealty]

[At Brown Harris Stevens by Ileen G. Schoenfeld and Aracely Moran]

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All photos courtesy of Anastassios Mentis/Brown Harris Stevens

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