Lee Radziwill’s Manhattan Apartment Hits the Market for $5.7 Million
Jackie Kennedy’s supremely stylish younger sister lived in the full-floor residence for more than 30 years
In February, New York lost one of its brightest and most beloved ladies of high society with the passing of Lee Radziwill, the younger sister of late first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and a former princess herself. A socialite and companion of Truman Capote, Radziwill leaves a legacy of impeccable taste and free-spiritedness that is gracefully embodied in her refined Upper East Side apartment, which has just hit the market for $5.7 million with Brown Harris Stevens.
Radziwill presided over the three-bedroom residence, occupying the entire 15th floor of a 1928 co-op, for more than three decades. Impressively, the home boasts a 31-foot-long living room with northern exposures as well as arched windows, a wood-burning fireplace, and built-in bookshelves. Each of the three bedrooms features an en suite bath, plus there is a powder room just off the foyer. (An additional staff bedroom provides yet another full bath.)
According to agent Mary K. Rutherfurd, who has the listing along with Leslie R. Coleman, the dwelling still features the exact decorations that Radziwill, who founded her own interior design firm in the 1970s, had put in place. Rutherford told the Wall Street Journal that there were “books, books, books” piled around, while many of the rooms are still sheathed in colorful coordinating fabrics, like red Milanese silk, a vintage Rubelli stripe, and a floral Le Manach print.
160 East 72nd Street, #15FLR, is listed with Mary K. Rutherfurd and Leslie R. Coleman of Brown Harris Stevens.