Bunny Mellon's Lavish Townhouse on the Market for $46 Million
The Mellon house on the Upper East Side has eight bedrooms, six floors and beautifully landscaped gardens.
The house that Bunny and Paul Mellon built has just hit the market for $46 million, Curbed recently reported. It's a sizable price hike, given that the house last sold in 2006 for $22.5 million, but there's no denying that this is a stunning home.
The Mellons — both famous New York City philanthropists (Paul Mellon passed away in 1999) — built the Upper East Side townhouse back in 1965 and it's chockablock with impeccable, lovely design details. To give you an idea of the couple's design cred: Bunny Mellon designed the White House Rose Garden.
The neoclassical French-style townhouse is 11,000 square feet, with eight bedrooms, eight baths, three half-baths, six floors, an elevator, a wine room, a library and more common rooms to spare. Outside, the home has a terrace and three gardens — one with a reflecting pool and gazebo. With an impressive three exposures, the mansion is also bathed in sunlight and blessed with many windows, wide doorways and high ceilings, evoking a charm that's both modern and French country at once.
Words do no justice to this home, though. A photo walk-through is a must. Check out the Zillow listing to look inside the home.