The charming 19th-century home was also once part of the Roosevelt family
The Upper East Side townhouse that once belonged to the late Academy Award-winning actor Henry Fonda has sold for $9.9 million, a few million short of the original $11.225 million ask, reports Luxury Listings.
Built in 1878 by architect John B. Snook, the red brick mansion became a New York City landmark in 2011. Its red-brick exterior reflects its 19th-century origins, but inside, the five-story home has been "tastefully renovated," offering eight bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, an embarrassment of windows, an assortment of rather charming fireplaces, and a terrace.
Henry Fonda wasn’t the only notable New Yorker to occupy the 6,000-square-foot residence. The place was also home to Captain Kermit Roosevelt (yes, really), son of President Theodore Roosevelt.
Per Luxury Listings, reps from Leslie J. Garfield, which handled the sale, did not disclose the mystery buyer, but they did note that "he or she is a New York City real estate developer." What does that mean for the future of the home? Only time will tell.