Anderson Cooper Lists Late Gloria Vanderbilt’s Colorful NYC Apartment
Anderson Cooper, a renowned CNN anchor and correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News, just listed his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt’s Beekman Place apartment. Asking $1.125 million, the three-bedroom home in a prewar, circa-1931 building is drenched eclectic decor. The New York Times reports that Vanderbilt moved here in 1997, owning it until her death in 2019.
One of the wealthiest families in America’s history, the Vanderbilts made a name for themselves that has stuck for decades. Just look at Grand Central Station, Sutton Place, or The Breakers in Newport. However, the family’s life was not all glitz and glam. Gloria Vanderbilt experienced incredible tragedy in her 95 years, including the loss of her father at one year old, her last husband Wyatt Cooper, and her son, Carter. And, a highly publicized custody battle over her as a child. However, with all of this grief, she still created a lasting legacy as an artist, author, fashion designer, and mother.
According to NBC News, Anderson Cooper called his mother “the coolest and most modern” person upon her passing. This three-bedroom Midtown East apartment reflects her unique level of “cool.”
Colorful and brimming with quirky items, it is full of personality. Once you enter, an oversized windowed foyer and vibrant walls immediately draw you in. Walking the spaces, it’s like continuously turning the pages of a new book. The different textures, paintings, and architectural elements continue to reveal themselves and tell the late owner’s stories.
This residence at 2A sits on the building’s second level. However, an artist studio inhabiting a ground-floor apartment is also being considered for sale. Brown Harris Stevens agents Ileen Schoenfeld and Aracely Moran hold this listing.