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The House that Bunny Built

by habituallychic

10 . 01 . 13
I walk down East 70th Street almost everyday which takes me past a very large townhouse with an imposing wall to keep out the prying eyes of the Upper East Side.  Thanks to Curbed, I now realize it belongs to Bunny Mellon and is on the market for a cool $46 Million via Sotheby’s International Realty.  At that price, there will be a small contingent of buyers.  I really hope the new owners understand the history and significance of the beautiful courtyard and interiors and don’t gut it into some modern white box. I also wish real estate sites didn’t shoot everything with a wide lens.  It distorts the image but I think the photos still give you an idea of the beauty behind the wall.  Le sigh. 

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  1. therelishedroost October 1, 2013 | 5:29 pm

    A mere 46 million? Let me get my check book out! I WISH… it’s too stunning for words!!!
    THank you for sharing that beauty!!

  2. Interior Tidbits October 1, 2013 | 8:34 pm

    No words, the beauty of that townhouse should remain untouched.
    I wish I had 46 million.

  3. LUCY WILLIAMS October 2, 2013 | 12:19 am

    oh shoot, its at the top of my price range..haha…i love looking at these listings. what an amazing front door entry!!!

  4. dervla kelly October 2, 2013 | 3:04 am

    oh wow, i’ve always wondered what that place looks like …nice find!

  5. The enchanted home October 2, 2013 | 10:34 am

    Whats not to love…classically elegant. Gorgeous!!

  6. Alie October 2, 2013 | 11:02 am

    Exquisite. Share your hopes for the fortunate purchaser.

  7. Karena Albert October 2, 2013 | 6:52 pm

    Heather thank you so much for sharing this amazing property! Truly glorious!

    Art by Karena

  8. Christina Marie October 3, 2013 | 9:17 pm

    I completely agree I hope they do not rip it apart because it is simply stunning as it sits now! I can not believe that European styled gem sits in NY. Thank for sharing!

  9. Christina Marie October 3, 2013 | 9:19 pm

    First time on your blog and you have given me this gorgeous site to behold! I agree hopefully whom ever is lucky enough to move in wil keep it in the lush gorgeous state it’s in now. Thanks for sharing! I’ll be back 🙂

  10. seule771 March 21, 2014 | 2:20 am

    One need never leave such an idyllic place as that of Bunny Mellon’s world (townhouse on East 70th Street )nope, never, ever leave.