Late Fashion Icon Dawn Mello’s Sutton Place Penthouse Lists for $2.8M

Known as the person who revitalized Bergdorf Goodman and Gucci, Dawn Mello was an icon in the fashion industry. The seasoned executive passed away early this year at the age of 81 and now her Manhattan home is on the market. As elegant and classic as the woman who lived there, the penthouse is the picture of Sutton Place sophistication. It lies just blocks away from a famous Vanderbilt townhouse and is asking $2.8 million.

When virtually touring the home, the brick wraparound terrace might be the first feature potential buyers love. It has sweeping East River views and even an outdoor watering system for the avid gardener. A perfect place to enjoy the city from the sky.

Stepping inside, a classic layout awaits and traditional details like a wood-burning fireplace and delicate moldings nod to the penthouse’s historic standing. Sitting atop a circa-1929 Rosario Candela building, it enchants with just the right amount of Old World grandeur.

From the ample natural light to the huge walls perfect for artwork, this residence is dripping in high style. Since Mello was a top fashion director for quite some time, her stamp of approval on the apartment says it all.

Martha Kramer of Brown Harris Stevens has the two-bedroom, two-bath Sutton Place listing.