A Gilded Age mansion on the Upper East Side that was once home to heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, mother of Anderson Cooper, listed for $59 million.
The building at 39 East 72nd Street is currently configured as five apartments, but owners B+B Capital and Mink Development have plans to convert it to a single family. CetraRuddy has been hired for the conversion, according to the New York Daily News. The finished product would be an 11-bedroom, 10-bathroom home with two terraces, located just one block from Central Park.
The developers bought the property for just $19 million last year.
Vanderbilt, the heiress to a railroad fortune, lived in the home as a child. A ‘V’ adorns a fireplace on the parlor floor. [NYDN] — Tess Hofmann