Tragically, the Rockefellers didn’t make it into The Observer‘s Power Families issue. But don’t weep for the Standard Oil spawn: According to city records, Peter C. Rockefeller and his wife Allison Whipple have sold their four-bedroom apartment at 131 East 69th Street for $7,400,000.
(According to their 1987 wedding announcement, he is Nelson Rockefeller’s grandson, and she used to be a broker at Douglas Elliman.)
The Brown Harris Stevens listing–which is now offline–clocks the apartment at 11.5 rooms, and brags that the place was renovated by high-brow classicist Peter Pennoyer. So naturally there’s a 30-foot-long gallery that leads into a “wood paneled drawing room with a wood burning fireplace.” Sounds flammable, no?
Then there’s the “huge state of the art kitchen,” which comes with an old-school butler’s pantry. Most mysterious (and therefore best) of all: “Historically correct mahogany Pella thermo-pane windows have been recently put in place.” According to the deed, the proud new thermo-pane owners are “super lawyer” Lori Lesser and Daniel Shuchman.
Click on the floorplan below and the cozy snapshot above for enlargements.
– Max Abelson