Lee Radziwill—the late socialite, style icon, and sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis—died in February at the age of 85. Now, her longtime New York City apartment, a co-op on East 72nd Street that she called home for more than 30 years, is coming onto the market. (It also happens to be located around the corner from 740 Park Avenue, the building where Radziwill and Onassis lived for a spell as children.)
The apartment—which is the only unit on the building’s 15h floor—is entered through a private elevator vestibule, and has the sort of gracious layout you’d expect from a stately Upper East Side co-op. One side of the home is dedicated to the living spaces, including a 31-foot-long living room and a formal dining room. (The kitchen is quite tiny, likely by design: “Lee was terribly interested in food, but she wasn’t terribly interested in cooking,” her longtime friend, editor Richard David Story, told the WSJ.) Three bedrooms, all of which have en-suite bathrooms and southern exposures, are on the other side of the apartment.
The apartment is largely untouched, according to the WSJ, and while the listing itself doesn’t have a ton of photos, an Elle Decor spread from 2009 shows off the interiors. It’s all very colorful, with walls covered in fabric sourced from Italy and France, and pieces of furniture that Radziwill—a sometime interior decorator—designed herself.
This “rare residence” at 160 East 72nd Street is listed with Mary K. Rutherfurd and Leslie R. Coleman of Brown Harris Stevens, asking $5.7 million.