UES townhouse built by Mellon banking heirs listed for $46M

125 East 70th Street (Inset: Bunny and Paul Mellon in 1987)

An 11,100-square-foot Upper East Side townhouse built by Mellon Bank heir Paul Mellon and his wife Bunny is asking $46 million.

The Neoclassic French-style home at 125 East 70th Street between Lexington and Park avenues has 14 rooms, each with a very specific purpose. There is a breakfast room, a drawing room, powder rooms and staff rooms. Of the front and backyard gardens, the latter features a gazebo and reflecting pool.

Louise Beit of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing. It most recently sold in 2006 for $22.5 million, though there are no apparent renovations.

The philanthropist couple moved there in 1965. Paul — son of Andrew Mellon — died in 1999, while Bunny, a horticulturist, turned 103 last month.  [Curbed]Mark Maurer

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