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The Mellon House

NEW YORK, New York

STATS

  • status

    Sold

  • price

    $41,000,000

  • type of listing

    Townhouse

  • style of listing

    Other

  • year built

    1965

  • living area

    11,100 sq/ft

  • land/garden

    ---

  • beds/baths

    8 bed/8.5 bath

DESCRIPTION

Paul Mellon, heir to one of America’s great banking fortunes, and his wife, Bunny Mellon, built this extraordinarily beautiful 40’ wide townhouse on a fabled Upper East Side block in 1965. Featured in The World of Interiors magazine, the townhouse, designed in the neo French classic style evoking the charm of the French countryside, reflected the passions of its owners. Paul Mellon curated his art collection in the library overlooking the exquisite garden with reflecting pool and gazebo, where Bunny Mellon, designer of the White House Rose Garden and friend to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, indulged her love of gardening. The high-ceilinged drawing room and dining room lead to a spectacular terrace, the center of celebratory parties. The townhouse has 5-8 bedrooms, with flexibility for guests, and staff, 8 baths, chef’s kitchen, wine room and elevator. Most rare, however, the house has 3 exposures, affording brilliant sunlight into some of the most beautiful rooms on the Upper East Side.

OTHER FEATURES

Garden.

WHAT MAKES THIS A BUNGALUX

Who are we to argue with Bunny Mellon?

  • • Bunny and Paul Mellon. Enough said.

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