The last gilded age mansion is for sale in Manhattan.
When you think about old Manhattan design, visions of ornate architecture, gorgeous chandeliers, and sophisticated antique furniture come to mind. This 1905 mansion has all of that and more, and also includes an impressive pedigree, having been owned by a Vanderbilt.
Priced at $50 million, the six-story Beaux Arts townhouse was owned by the granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt. The mansion located at 854 Fifth Avenue and is described as the last gilded age mansion in Manhattan.
The 20,000 square-foot interior is virtually unchanged since 1905 and includes two elevators, eight bathrooms, 32 rooms, and a white marble staircase.
It was classified as a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1969, and it was the first residence in Manhattan to feature front and back electric elevators.
The mansion is a bonafide piece of New York history, so to me, the $50 million pricetag actually sounds kind of reasonable. All it takes is one look at the photos of the décor and I think you will agree.via ]