Grace Kelly’s former UES townhouse goes off the market

From left: 51-53 East 73rd Street, Harry Belafonte and Grace Kelly
From left: 51-53 East 73rd Street, Harry Belafonte and Grace Kelly

A landmarked double-townhouse property, which was once home to actress Grace Kelly and later singer Harry Belafonte — and most recently listed for $45 million — is off the market, according to StreetEasy.

The building is located at 51-53 East 73rd Street between Park and Madison avenues. It’s home to six apartments and 12 offices that its listing says could be delivered vacant, making it possible for a single-family residential conversion. To do this, the buyer will need some deep pockets; an additional $10 million investment will likely be necessary for a luxe renovation, as previously reported.

Zoning also allows for a consulate or bank conversion, according to previous reports. The 35-foot-wide building measures 12,337 square feet.

Shoe mogul Steve Madden was one of the interested buyers who toured the building, according to reports. Others included billionaire Tamir Sapir and a collection of Russian oligarchs.

Kelly nor Belafonte did not live at the building under the current ownership.

Dorothy Somekh of Halstead Property had the listing for the building and confirmed that ownership had taken it off the market.

City records show Anthony Ender has owned the building since 1973. He did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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