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Grand Upper East Side mansion tied to the Vanderbilt family wants $50M

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Gloria Vanderbilt’s father owned the house, and she lived there briefly as a child

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A grand Upper East Side townhouse that fashion designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt once called home has just listed, asking $50 million.

Vanderbilt, who recently passed away at 95 (and was journalist Anderson Cooper’s mother), lived in the house from when she was born up to when her father passed away and she moved with her mother to Paris—from 1924 to 1925. According to the New York Post, the house was owned by her father, Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt. Back in 2015, the property was listed for $59 million.

The 18,504-square-foot property, known as the Vanderbilt Mansion, has seven stories, 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, three powder rooms, three gas fireplaces, a large terrace, a central elevator (as well as three other private ones). Interior details include limestone floors in its kitchens and Calacatta marble floors in some of its bathrooms.

The house is set up as three separate units which can be recombined, used as rentals, or as “guest and staff quarters,” the listing says. It sits within the Upper East Side’s historic district and was built in 1891 by Robert B. Lynd, altered by William Strom in 1905, and most recently renovated by architecture firm CetraRuddy.

The property is located at 39 East 72nd Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, a block away from Central Park.

Taxes will be $20,417/month. Lauren Muss, John Giannone, John Credaroli III, and Michael Orme of Douglas Elliman have the listing.