Gloria Vanderbilt’s former UES mansion in contract — finally

Townhouse at 39 East 72nd finds buyer after decade-long struggle

39 East 72nd Street and Gloria Vanderbilt
39 East 72nd Street and Gloria Vanderbilt

The Upper East Side mansion once home to fashion designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt has found a buyer.

The Mangold family has put the townhouse at 39 East 72nd Street on and off the market, listing it with several brokers who have come and gone. The six-story, 27-foot-wide property most recently asked $21.5 million. Back in 2012, it was going for $25 million, as The Real Deal reported at the time. Gutherie Garvin of Massey Knakal Realty Services has the listing, though John Burger of Brown Harris Stevens might receive the contract commission due to a technicality, the New York Observer reported. Garvin said he had the listing at least three times since 2005.

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“It was on the market for so long that people were were like, ‘Oh, they’ll never sell it,’” Jed Garfield of Leslie J. Garfield & Co. told the New York Observer. “You almost became blind to the fact that it was still a listing.” [NYO]Mark Maurer