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Renderings of 39 East 72nd Street via Douglas Elliman Renderings of 39 East 72nd Street via Douglas Elliman
Many of the grand mansions on the Upper East Side were demolished or converted to apartments in the early part of the twentieth century, but renovations have only recently begun at 39 East 72nd Street, also known as the Vanderbilt Mansion. The landmarked townhouse was built in 1881 and was once the home of heiress and fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt. It is now getting ready to receive today's elite: Mink Development, B+B Capital, and CetraRuddy are at the helm of the efforts to restore its Neo-Grecian exterior to its former glory, add an extra floor, and to transform the inside into three luxe homes.

The first apartment, a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath duplex, has just come on the market for $16 million. At $3,208 per square foot, it is well above the Upper East Side Gold Coast median price of $2,980 per square foot (CityRealty listings). Early reports said that the building would have a large gated courtyard in front, and we take our first look inside.
39-East-72nd-Street-04 39 East 72nd Street as of mid-September (CityRealty)

The sun-filled Great Room features southern exposures, antique walnut floors, gas fireplace with limestone mantelpiece, and adjoining wet bar.

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A windowed, eat-in kitchen has pewter limestone floors, Calacatta marble countertops, custom lacquered wood cabinetry, and top-of-the-line appliances.

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Just off the kitchen, an expansive dining room could also be used as a den.

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Both levels are connected by a marble stairway with copper banisters.

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The expansive master suite has oversized, double-glazed windows and dual walk-in wardrobes.

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The spa-like marble master bath has a steam shower stall, a free-standing tub, and eucalyptus accents.

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Content Specialist Michelle Mazzarella Michelle is a contributing writer and editor for real estate news in New York City
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