Filed under: Estates
Every wonder how today's Rockefellers live? Today's townhouse listing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan gives us a chance to sneak a peek. The Real Estalker led us to the Sotheby's Realty listing for what is said to be the home of Mark and Renee Rockefeller. Mark is the youngest son of the late Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, who was the 49th Governor of New York and the 41st U.S. Vice President (under President Gerald Ford).
The listing the Real Estalker Mama refers to as a "kooky crib" certainly boosts some of the most lavishly interesting decor we've seen in a while. Say farewell to money-doesn't-shout beige, this is a home that has been designed with some very attention getting decor.
The 25-foot-wide townhouse is 6,420 square feet. It has five floors plus a full basement with a wine vault, laundry room and exercise room. The four-bedroom home has one of the most amazing libraries I have ever seen, especially if you are a connoisseur of dead things. It has gleaming lacquered walls with animal skulls in front of a black and white marble fireplace surround and exotic animal heads and fur pillows atop tufted couches. The home makes bold use of wallpaper prints, notice-me-now furniture and dramatic light fixtures. As the Real Estalker aptly puts it, "this is not your blue-blooded grandma's townhouse." It appears to be the sort of house one either adores or abhors. Public records show that "Maren Properties" (which is likely an abbreviation of Mark "Mar" and Renee "Ren") of 30 Rockefeller Plaza paid $10.8 million for the home in June 2005. The home was on the market in 2008 for $18.5 million but can now be had for $15.5 million.
Gallery: The Rockefellers on East 94th Street