The Real Deal New York

Spence School and Luxembourg buy UES mansions

By Adam Pincus | September 10, 2008 02:41PM

The exclusive Spence School closed on a $27.5 million mansion adjacent to its building at 22 East 91st Street. Spence, a private college preparatory school for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade, bought the Wanamaker Munn House at 17 East 90th Street near Fifth Avenue from the estate of socialite Aimee de Heeren, who died in 2006.

The deal closed on August 15, city records published today show. An official with the school said it had no comment on how the building would be used.

Meanwhile, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg paid $17.5 million for a Beekman Place townhouse. The small European country bought the 8,600-square-foot, five-story townhouse at 37 Beekman Place Near 51st Street from an entity called 37 Beekman Place LLC.

The sale of the single-family home, built in 1890, closed on August 22, according to city property records posted today.

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