It’s Free to Look: 320 East 72nd Street

Buying a tireless New York philanthropist’s apartment probably won’t make you nicer. But with a $600,000 reduction in price, at least you’ll have some spare cash to donate to charity.

Stephanie French spent 20 years aiding struggling artists and recently moved on to helping Brooklyn actors. Somehow between all this do-gooding she had time to make her prewar co-op into a home, with original artwork, a grand piano and an endless supply of plush chairs. 

The apartment, in a 1930s red brick classic at 320 East 72nd Street, has all the usual Upper East Side amenities, including a fireplace, dine-in kitchen, maid’s room and inoffensive off-white color scheme. There are three bedrooms and a library that could be converted into a fourth.

But the Douglas Elliman listing promises more than prestige and a polite doorman. Get off the private elevator, it says, and “enter the world of serenity and light.” For under $3 million, it might be a small price to pay for some good karma. — Laura Kusisto

 

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