Manhattan’s Upper East Side is become known for its wealth and prosperity. To many, the idea of an 18,504 square foot home in Manhattan seems absurd. Even for the wealthy, 18,000+ square feet of living space might give them pause thanks to a $50 million price tag, as reported by Mansion Global. The price was later dropped by $10 million.
Before the turn of the 20th century, Robert B. Lynd developed this mansion in the heart of what would become one of the most famous places in the world. Naturally, one of the richest families in America had to have it and in 1924, the Vanderbilts moved into the mansion. This is where Gloria Vanderbilt spent much of her childhood.
The Most Famous Street In Manhattan
In case you couldn’t tell by the treetops, this photograph doesn’t reveal all seven stories of the mansion. The twelve giant windows visible in this shot are only a few of the house’s many perks.
The mansion sits on East 72nd Street, known as the stomping ground for the great artists and fashion designers of the world. It’s just one block from Central Park; although, owning 18,000 square feet of historical property might make other landmarks less thrilling.