A glam Upper East Side co-op once owned by the late actress Joan Fontaine is on the market for $7.95 million.
The four-bedroom, full-floor residence at 160 E. 72nd St. comes with a hefty $11,220-a-month maintenance fee.
The apartment first hit the market for $8.95 million in 2013; the sellers bought it for $5 million in 2006.
Fontaine, who won an Oscar for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Suspicion,” was the younger sister of Dame Olivia de Havilland, who won two Oscars and was perhaps best known for her role as Melanie in “Gone with the Wind.”
The sisters’ epic feuds — and sibling rivalry — were legendary. Fontaine died at 96 in 2013; de Havilland passed away in 2020 at age 104. Their hatred for each other didn’t solely stem from Fontaine winning an Academy Award in 1942 for Best Actress over her sister, but also traced back to their early years.
Fontaine once reportedly said, “I remember not one act of kindness from Olivia all through my childhood. She so hated the idea of having a sibling she wouldn’t go near my crib.”
Apart from family bitterness, the unit is lovely. A private elevator landing opens to an entrance gallery, which leads to a 30-foot living room with a woodburning fireplace, built-in bookcases and casement windows overlooking 72nd Street.
There’s also a wood-paneled library with arched windows and a woodburning fireplace, as well as a formal dining room with a decorative fireplace and a windowed chef’s kitchen.
The separate bedroom wing includes a main bedroom with a decorative fireplace and an ensuite marble bath.
One of the other three bedrooms features French doors that open to a Juliet balcony overlooking townhouse gardens.
The 15-story, 20-unit building, developed by Kingdon Gould, dates to 1928 and was designed by Taylor & Levi.
The listing broker is Leslie R. Coleman of Brown Harris Stevens.