A Fashion Designer’s Art-Filled Home Hits the Market

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The estate of Herbert Kasper is selling his Upper East Side co-op, which he had filled with museum-quality artwork. The asking price is $10 million.

The grand Manhattan apartment that the fashion designer Herbert Kasper called home for more than four decades and filled with an expansive collection of museum-quality artwork and furnishings is being sold by his estate.

Kasper, as he was known, died in March 2020 at age 93 after a long career in the fashion industry. The Kasper brand, now part of Premier Brands Group Holdings, produces affordable women’s sportswear and dresses.

The sprawling co-op residence on the sixth floor of 32 East 64th Street, a.k.a. the Verona, has an asking price of $10 million, according to the listing broker, Meredyth Hull Smith of Sotheby’s International Realty, with monthly maintenance of $14,267.

Kasper bought the Upper East Side apartment in 1979 from the combined estates of Mary Cushing Fosburgh, a socialite and philanthropist, and her husband, James Whitney Fosburgh, a painter and art collector, paying around $400,000. He kept the prewar layout largely intact, though he renovated the kitchen and bathrooms and restored many of the original architectural features, including the moldings and fireplace mantels. Read more