Two Floors of a Century-Old Mansion Are Listed on the Upper East Side

The auctioneer David Redden remembers seeing the grand Joseph Pulitzer mansion on the Upper East Side from a client’s home in 2000 and thinking it was “the most beautiful house in New York City.”

“It was a Venetian palace,” Mr. Redden, now retired as a vice chairman of Sotheby’s and its longest-serving auctioneer, said in an email. “I said to myself, I shall live there someday!”

His aspirations came to fruition in 2011, when he and his wife, Jeannette, an environmentalist, bought a penthouse on the top floors of the mansion, which was designed by Stanford White and built in 1903 at 7-11 East 73rd Street. The penthouse is on two floors that are setback atop the building.

The limestone structure, inspired by Venetian baroque architecture, was home to the publisher Joseph Pulitzer, then converted to rentals in the 1930s, and a co-op in the ’50s.

The limestone mansion, built in 1903, was home to the publisher Joseph Pulitzer. It was converted to apartments in the 1930s.Credit…Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

The first resident of the penthouse was Roy Chapman Andrews, an explorer, naturalist and inspiration for the “Indiana Jones” series.

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