Colors and patterns burst at the seams of Gloria Vanderbilt’s Beekman Place Apartment in Manhattan. A new owner will soon step into her artist-designer imagination as the property is now under contract for sale, according to TopTenRealEsateDeals.com.
The lavishly exotic apartment was listed for sale in July at $1.12 million and has since received many offers. Ileen G. Schoenfeld and Aracely Moran of Brown Harris Stevens, Manhattan office on Broadway represent the listing.
Vanderbilt’s who died in 2019 at the age of 95 was a renowned socialite. She was the great-great-granddaughter of railroad business tycoon, Cornelius Vanderbilt and the mother of CNN anchor, Anderson Cooper.
She built her own fortune when she embroidered her name along with a swan on a pair of jeans. This skyrocketed her career and name in the denim-fashion industry.
Built in 1931, Beekman Place is rooted in history and culture. The pre-war building has is a 10-story, 38-unit, full-service building with a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, and access to the River Walk. Its location in an exclusive Manhattan neighborhood, original interior-exterior details and canopies front entrance has drawn many celebrities.
Vanderbilt’s apartment is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath unit with an eat-in kitchen and library. A marble fireplace adorns the living room creating a cozy space. Under Gloria’s ownership, the place flourished with contrasting art pieces and furnishings in every corner. The unique space told a story true to her artistry while making it an experience for guests.
Eyes will scale the place awe-struck by the many elements Vanderbilt used to make the space one that encompassed her persona. Soon, Gloria’s additional two-bedroom apartment on the ground floor, which she used as a studio, will be for sale. The price has yet to be announced.
The Vanderbilt name was at the forefront of wealth and industry during the Gilded Age. They lived lavishly and continue to do so from the railroad business started by Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt.
Gloria’s legacy lives on through her son, Anderson Cooper, who often talks about his mother in television appearances.
Future owners will live in her legacy at Beekman Place, accompanied by Gloria’s unique ambiance that makes the place come to life.