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Gloria Vanderbilt’s apartment is a maximalist utopia in Midtown Manhattan – listed for $1.1 million

The 1930s East River-side apartment combines audacious patterns and fearless hues to reflect the elegance of its former owner

Gloria Vanderbilt's maximalist living room
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Few possess the artistic grace of Gloria Vanderbilt – the iconic artist, actress, fashion designer, and author. It is only fitting, therefore, that her home mirrored her beautifully vibrant style. 

Located on a leafy Midtown Manhattan street on the fringe of the East River, the boldly-toned apartment pays homage to its former owner’s life – from its daring textiles to its eclectic art collection, this property is among the most unique in New York and among the world’s best homes

Gloria Vanderbilt's artwork

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Located at 2A at 30 Beekman Place, Gloria purchased the apartment in 1997 and lived there until her death in 2019. The home is an urban oasis brimming with vintage posters, religious iconography, and majestic chandeliers – an unrivaled nod to New York luxury. 

Gloria Vanderbilt's living room

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For apartment living room ideas, we’re taking notes from the maximalist jewel in the apartment’s crown – the main living space. Boasting an abundance of botanical soft furnishings, hot pink windowsills, and ornate original fireplaces, the room showcases Gloria’s signature interior style. 

Gloria Vanderbilt's living room

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Drenched in crimson hues, the sparkling dining room is an equally majestic social space, blessed with floor-to-ceiling mirrors that accentuate the chandelier’s light and create the illusion of space in the scheme. 

Gloria Vanderbilt's red painted dining room

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The rarely oversized property also has three bedrooms, all of which are influenced by traditional bedroom ideas. Notable features include the regent four-poster bed and an East Asian-inspired dressing screen, celebrating one of our favorite interior trends at present. There is also a large vintage poster-kissed kitchen and two bathrooms that continue the rainbow-infused scheme. 

Gloria Vanderbilt's bedroom

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Meanwhile, the hallway space exemplifies East-Side chic with its boldly curated palette, art pieces that hang from its mirrored walls, and an exquisitely designed rug. This is the kaleidoscopic hallway idea your home has been waiting for. 

Gloria Vanderbilt's hallway

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Beyond the oversized windowed foyer is the equally colorful Midtown neighborhood, a flamboyant part of the city that admired the ever-so fashionable artist of a century. A maze of exclusive restaurants, bars, and boutiques sit in the shadow of the period apartment building, thus making this urban utopia even more alluring. 

Ileen G. Schoenfeld and Aracely Moran of Brown Harris Stevens hold the $1.1 million listing. 

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly enjoys writing about upcoming styles and trends for Homes & Gardens. Megan also loves discovering vintage pieces in her spare time, meaning her decor is largely influenced by the beauty of the jazz age.