Gilded Age Pulitzer Mansion co-op under contract for $12 million

A full-floor residence in the Pulitzer Mansion concluded a contract.

The third-floor co-op — the largest and only full-floor unit in the Gilded Age mansion at 11 E. 73rd St. — was asking for $12 million.

The maintenance fee is $13,340 per month. The deal was first reported in Olshan Realty’s Olshan Luxury Market Report.

Legendary architect Stanford White built the 79-foot mansion – four times the width of many Big Apple townhouses – for publishing magnate Joseph Pulitzer in 1903 at a cost of $369,000.

Pulitzer was publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the New York World, which he bought from financier Jay Gould.

Pulitzer – a Jewish immigrant from Budapest who was recruited to fight with the Union Army in the American Civil War – also led a campaign to complete the funding needed to keep the Statue of Liberty in New York.

He also bequeathed funds to establish the Columbia Journalism School, which was launched a year after his death, in 1912.

Pulitzer commissioned the construction of the mansion following a fire that killed two servants in his former home, a 33-foot-wide mansion designed by McKim, Mead & White, at 10 E. 55th St. in 1900.

His new home was designed in the style of a Venetian palace. Its original details, including large arched windows, high ceilings and balustraded balconies, were retained even after the Pulitzer heirs converted the limestone mansion into 17 rental apartments in 1937.

They were then converted into co-operatives – with no mortgage financing permitted – in 1952.

The third-floor unit features two to three bedrooms, 3½ marble bathrooms, two wood-burning fireplaces, and a library. There are also 15-foot ceilings, French doors, and two balustraded balconies overlooking 73rd Street. The master bedroom also has its own gorgeous terrace.

The listing brokers are Richard McTighe and Genevieve Sonsino of Douglas Elliman.

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