Gilded Age Mansion on NY’s Fifth Avenue Seeks $50M
$50,000,000 | Built c.1905 | 20,000 Sq. Ft.
854 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, United States
A 32-room Beaux Arts mansion designed by Warren & Wetmore, the same firm that worked on Grand Central Terminal, is back on the market for $50 million following a major fire in 2018. The mansion was built in 1905 for New York stockbroker Robert Livingston. House Beautiful reported that the restoration was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and it stays true to the original state of the former residence. According to the Daily Mail, the original construction cost was $60,000 and it sold in 1925 to Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane White and her husband Henry White for $450,000. The property changed hands again following Emily’s death in 1946, the Republic of Yugoslavia reportedly purchased it for $300,000. The 20,000 square foot mansion remained mostly untouched with preserved original Gilded Age details by master artisans of the early 20th century. There are nine floors of living space with ten rooms directly facing Central Park. The property hit the market for the first time in over 70 years in April 2017 for $50 million. The New York Fire Department tweeted that the fire was accidental and caused by faulty electrical wiring. It’s currently on the market for $50 million with Tristan Harper of Douglas Elliman. Old photos from Half Pudding Half Sauce.