This freshly-renovated $50M Upper East Side townhouse was Gloria Vanderbilt’s childhood home
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This freshly-renovated $50M Upper East Side townhouse was Gloria Vanderbilt’s childhood home

August 8, 2019

The 27-foot-wide, seven-story townhouse at 39 East 72nd Street is iconic even without the celebrity claim; a sandstone-clad facade and copper cornice cast an ethereal glow, yet blend with the stately homes on the Upper East Side block. Mansion Global reports that also-iconic socialite and businesswoman Gloria Vanderbilt lived in the home in her “Poor Little Rich Girl” childhood. The options for this pristine property are many. It’s currently set up as three separate condos, but a combo would make a Vanderbilt-worthy manse.

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The 18,408-square-foot townhouse has 12 bedrooms, 11 baths, three powder rooms, and 1,500 of outdoor space to work with, ready to be used as a rental property or single-family dwelling with separate guest and staff quarters. The building has a large central elevator as well as individual private elevators within each residence.

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39 East 72nd street, cool listings, upper east side, townhouses, gloria vanderbilt

Within, ceilings rise to nearly 12 feet. Rooms feature three gas fireplaces and meticulously-crafted finishes.

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39 East 72nd street, cool listings, upper east side, townhouses, gloria vanderbilt

39 East 72nd street, cool listings, upper east side, townhouses, gloria vanderbilt

Kitchens feature luxuries like limestone floors, Calacatta marble slab counters, marble-tiled walls and walls, custom cabinetry with SA Baxter hardware and top-of-the-line appliances by Gaggenau, Viking Tuscany, and Miele.

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39 East 72nd street, cool listings, upper east side, townhouses, gloria vanderbilt

Countless bedrooms and baths are a study in considered luxury as well.

39 East 72nd street, cool listings, upper east side, townhouses, gloria vanderbilt

39 East 72nd street, cool listings, upper east side, townhouses, gloria vanderbilt

39 East 72nd street, cool listings, upper east side, townhouses, gloria vanderbilt

The Gilded-Age neo-Grec mansion was built in 1891 by Robert B. Lynd. The home looks to be more than ready to do another turn as a glittering Manhattan trophy home.

[Listing: 39 East 72nd Street by Lauren Muss, John Giannone, John Credaroli and Michael Orme for Douglas Elliman]

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