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A Look Inside 9 East 71st Street

Someone who wishes to remain anonymous, sent me photos this weekend of the 9 East 71st Street townhouse when it was published in Architectural Digest in 1995 after they read my Friday Bon Weekend blog post. At the time it was owned by billionaire businessman Leslie Wexner who had architect Thierry Despont and interior designer John Stefanidis convert it from a private school to private home. Alberto Pinto would later redecorate for Jeffery Epstein. This magazine feature and recent real estate listing led me down a rabbit hole of researching more about the history of the townhouse, its owners, the architecture, and decoration. I was slightly hesitant to write about this infamous townhouse in detail but as the friend who sent the photos said, it includes work by “three of the greatest aesthetes of the 20th-century” and is an important piece of design history.
7 East 71st Street in 1977 when it was the Birch Wathen private school.

The property of 7-9 East 71st Street was purchased in 1928 by Herbert N. Straus, heir to Isidor and Ida Straus, co-owners of renowned retailers R. H. Macy & Co., who died on the Titanic.  He commissioned ?Society Architect? Horace Trumbauer, who built one of the largest and most luxurious residences of the times on the most desirable block on the Upper East Side which included the Frick Mansion across the street. (Horace Trumbauer also designed Clarendon Court in Newport, Rhode Island which was home to Sunny and Claus...
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