Vanderbilt Mansion NYC

Johnson Johnson heiress UES mansion sells for $39M Billionaire Tianqiao Chen appears to be buyer of the Vanderbilt Mansion

16 East 69th Street

Johnson Johnson heiress Elizabeth Libet Johns上海千花社区

on s Upper East Side mansion has sold for $39 million — an $8 million loss for the late socialite s estate.

Located at 16 East 69th Street, the Vanderbilt Mansion spans 12,000 square feet. Johnson, who died in June, bought the property for $47 million in 2011 and listed it for $55 million in 2016. The purchase price — $16 million less than the original asking amount —  works out to $3,220 per foot.

The buyer appears to be billionaire Tianqiao Chen, a tech entrepreneur and CEO of Shanda Group, according to property records filed with the city Thursday.

16 East 上海千花网

69th Street

Built in 1881, the brick-and-limestone house is 33 feet wide with seven bedrooms, a landscaped garden, five wood-burning fireplaces 上海龙凤论坛

and two terraces. Its original owner was Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt. Johnson bought the property from founder Roger Barnett and Sloan Lindemann Barnett, George Lindemann s daughter.  She tapped architect Peter Marino to redo the interiors, which include a gym, sauna and steam room, hair salon and staff apa上海夜网


After listing it for $55 million, Johnson briefly put the property on the rental market asking $95,000 a month. Weeks after Johnson s death last year, her estate lowered the asking price. Brown Harris Stevens John Burger and Sotheby s International Real Estate s Serena Boardman shared the listing.

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