According to a report in last week's Big Deal column in the New York Times, the swanky Spence School has gone to contract to purchase the spectacular Wanamaker-Munn mansion on Manhattan's East 90th Street that was owned by international socialite Aimee de Heeren until she died in 2006 at the ripe old age of 103. Your Mama discussed the legendary 12,000+ square foot townhouse in mid-February.
Although no one in the know–including listing agent Kirk Henckels, who is Miz de Heeren's cuzzin by marriage–is speaking on the record yet, it's rumored that the deal is for an amount "in the high 20s," which is perhaps considerably less than the blistering $33,000,000 asking price.
A representative of the all gurls school, which costs fancy folks upwards of $20,000 to matriculate and educate their daughters, told Mister Josh Barbanel at Big Deal that she didn't know what sort of plans the school had for altering or preserving the original details and layout of the dee-vinely dignified and elegant 7 story house that includes 10 working fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms as well as an entire floor devoted to 5 staff bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Your Mama can only hope they will treat it with some kindness and care.
For those who care, the Spence school has graduated many well known rich and famous ladees such as Jade Jagger, Gwyneth Paltrow, Serena Altschul, Kerry Washington and Elizabeth Montgomery, who y'all surely know as the blond actress who twinkled her nose on Bewitched.