15. 39 East 72nd Street

39 East 72nd Street

39 East 72nd Street is a seven-story townhouse on the Upper East Side where socialite Gloria Vanderbilt grew up. The late Vanderbilt was the mother of Anderson Cooper and launched a line of fashions, perfumes and household goods. The home features a sandstone-clad facade with a copper cornice, and it boasts 2 bedrooms, 11 baths and three powder rooms.

The Gilded-Age neo-Grec mansion was built in 1891 by Robert B. Lynd. and restyled in 1905 by William Strom. It received another renovation in 2018 and went on the market for $50 million. East 72nd Street has also attracted figures like Ralph Lauren, Yoko Ono, Leonard Bernstein and John Steinbeck.