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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.

Mellon Townhouse NYC

Photo by: Zillow This impeccable Upper East Side townhouse was designed by Paul and Bunny Mellon in 1965. On the market for $46 million, it boasts eight bedrooms and 11,000 square feet.

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.


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