The final home of Eleanor Roosevelt is now on the market

The Upper East Side townhouse is asking $20M
September 27, 2018 08:47AM

55 East 74th Street (Credit: Sotheby’s)

The last home of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is hitting the market.

The townhouse at 55 East 74th Street is asking nearly $20 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. Roosevelt, also known for her work as a diplomat and human rights activist, lived there from 1959 until her death in 1962.

Douglas Elliman’s Lisa Simonsen has the listing.

The current owners, Meera Gandhi and her ex-husband, Vikram Gandhi, bought the home in 1999. They’re putting the six-bedroom residence on the market now that their three children are grown, Meera Gandhi told the Journal. She is CEO of the charitable Giving Back Foundation.

The home was converted into a roughly 8,000-square-foot, single-family home spanning five levels. It also has a private garden in the back. The home also features a collection of memorabilia, which included a letter from Roosevelt’s attorney confirming the recording of her deed. It will be sold with the house, the report said.

The house dates back to 1898, and was one of eight limestone townhouses built by architects Buchman & Deisler. [WSJ] — Meenal Vamburkar