The New York home of Socialite, style icon Lee Radziwill sells for $ 4.25 million

A princess by marriage and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s sister lived in the three-bedroom co-op on the city’s Upper East Side for decades.
The New York City apartment of socialite Lee Radziwill, the sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was sold for $ 4.25 million, according to closing documents presented to the city on Monday.
The three-bedroom home spans the entire 15th floor of a 1920s stone co-op in Manhattan’s Lenox Hill neighborhood. It hit the market earlier this year, asking for $ 5.7 million, following Radziwill’s death in February at the age of 85.
Born into the New York “aristocracy” like her sister, Radziwill has lived a colorful life especially in the public eye. She became a princess in her own right after marrying her second husband, the Polish noble, Prince Stanislaw Albrecht Radziwill, in 1959, after which her fame grew further as the sister-in-law of President John F. Kennedy.
Her apartment, with hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, and sweeping crown molding, was everything you’d expect from a unique pre-war cooperative building. The house enjoys its own elevator entrance and the privacy of being the only unit on the floor, according to the listing with Mary Rutherfurd and Leslie Coleman, both of the Brown Harris Stevens agency.
A voluminous living room boasts a wood-burning fireplace and ample sunlight through a triptych of arched windows overlooking East 72nd Street, images from the home show.
Public records show that executors of the Radziwill estate officially closed the apartment on the same day Christie’s auctioned about $ 1.27 million worth of socialite’s assets, including jewelry, fine art and furniture. Among the biggest sales of that night was a rare photographic record of her visit to India and of Jackie Kennedy during her sister’s role as first lady.
The auction also included much of the furniture from the Upper East Side apartment, including Radziwill’s pink and mint striped bedroom suite, which sold for $ 4,750, including buyer’s premium, as well as tableware in porcelain and books from his private collection.
Radziwill was a style icon who surrounded himself with celebrities and writers of the time, including writer Truman Capote, the Rolling Stones and Andy Warhol.
The buyer, a business executive, and his wife, according to ownership records, were not immediately reachable for comment.The listing agents declined to comment on the sale.


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