Rockefeller Home For Sale ~ $32.5 Million

June 28, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Several years ago Michael and I were in NYC and at the same time there was an exhibit of jewelry belonging to the Duchess of Windsor at Sotheby’s Auction House, you could view the jewels before the actual auction and at the same time there was a display of Old Master paintings up for viewing before their auction. We and a friend went to Sotheby’s to see the jewels, as we walked up to the front door of the auction house an elderly gentleman got out of a limousine and I immediately recognized him as David Rockefeller, the youngest grandchild of John D. Rockefeller. We followed Mr. Rockefeller in, we were told the jewels were on the second floor, we went to the elevator and Mr. Rockefeller got on our elevator. Long story short, I was a less than a foot away from David Rockefeller, a man I’ve read books about as well as his father and grandfather. Rockefeller died earlier this year in March leaving behind a massive fortune, huge art and antique collections and a legacy of collecting and philanthropy. Recently Rockefeller’s NYC home went on the market, he and his wife Peggy lived here for 69 years, making it their principal residence. We have several photos of the interior of the home to share today if you have an extra $33 million laying around this is a great investment opportunity. Join me for a tour to and I’ll give more details on the home with the photos. Enjoy!!!

The home’s address is 146 East 65th Street and is 10,000 square feet. The home was built in the early 1920’s and is five stories tall and 40 feet wide. 

This is the entry hall of the home, as you can see the decorating style is very traditional. 

Looking down from the fifth floor through the spiral staircase. At the top of the staircase is a domed skylight which helps to light an otherwise dark area. 

David Rockefeller 1915-1917

The layout of the home where you can see what rooms are on what floors. You can that the second floor Living Room spans the 40-foot width of the home. 

A look inside the Living Room where you can see a few pieces of the massive collection of 18th Century furniture and porcelains that Rockefeller collected. 

The Dining Room is at the back of the house and looks out over the gardens.

The home has eight full-sized bedrooms and bathrooms plus staff quarters. There are also eight working fireplaces throughout the home. 

A look at one of the other bedrooms, all the bedrooms have views either of the garden or of 65th Street on the front of the home. 

Words are my own.
Images are courtesy of
6sqft.com

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