Anderson Cooper Sells Gloria Vanderbilt’s NYC Home for More Than Double Its Asking Price
Anderson Cooper, author of Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty and longtime leading CNN anchor, finished 2021 by selling his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt’s 30 Beekman Place apartment for $2.5 million. Listed in August of 2021 for $1.125 million, the home’s esteemed past owner brought a lot of attention to the listing. According to a representative for Brown Harris Stevens, agents received calls and inquiries from all over the world regarding the listing before it finally closed for more than double the asking price. Cooper also sold his mother’s ground-floor apartment (her former studio) to the same buyer for $950,000.
The Vanderbilts are one of the most notable families in American history, with their legacy stretching back to the early 19th century. From then on, the family tree extended across oceans and industries, but Gloria Vanderbilt is remembered for much more than just her name. A fashion designer credited with making the first designer jeans, she originally purchased this dashing apartment in 1997 and resided there up until her death in 2019 at age 95.
She was also an artist and author, so it’s no surprise upon her passing the spaces were filled with expressive traces of her vibrant personality. Colorful patterns, abstract art, and eclectic furnishings pop throughout the three-bedroom home. Built in 1931, the 10-story Midtown East building it sits in also provides beautiful fireplaces and high ceilings for any kind of decor.
According to the New York Post, the buyer of both properties is Amy Pascal, a producer of huge films such as Spider-Man: No Way Home. Ileen Schoenfeld and Aracely Moran of Brown Harris Stevens held the unique NYC listing and the agency declines to comment on the buyer.