David Rockefeller’s enormous UES townhouse hits the market asking $33M

The home at 146 East 65th Street (credit: Brown Harris Stevens)

A 40-foot-wide townhouse at 146 East 65th Street that was owned by the late David Rockefeller and his wife Peggy has hit the market asking $32.5 million.

(credit: Brown Harris Stevens)

Built in 1924, the home is an impressive 9,777 square feet — with an additional 2,465-square-foot basement — and has eight bedrooms  (plus six staff bedrooms), eight full bathrooms, a library, eight fireplaces, a wine vault and an elevator that connects all the floors. There’s also almost 3,000 square feet of outdoor space in the rear garden, which is accessed from the dining room or a sitting room. Mary Rutherfurd, Paula Del Nunzio and Leslie Coleman of Brown Harris Stevens have the listing.

(credit: Brown Harris Stevens)

Rockefeller, who was the last grandson of John D. Rockefeller, died in April at the age of 101. In addition to this home, he left a some rather unusual items behind in his will, including a collection of 150,000 dead beetles, which he gave to the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. His enormous art collection of more than 2,000 pieces is set to hit the auction block next year at Christie’s. The proceeds of the sale will benefit 12 charities the Rockefellers supported.

(credit: Brown Harris Stevens)
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(credit: Brown Harris Stevens)