Upper East Side duplex once owned by porn writer returns for $6.25M

A Millan House duplex returned to market this week for $6.25 million — up from its $5.9 million asking price earlier this month.

The three-bedroom, 3½ bathroom home was formerly owned by real estate heiress/architect/socialite Serena Rhinelander Stewart, whose grandfather William Rhinelander Stewart Sr. commissioned architect Stanford White to design Washington Square Park’s arch.

She originally bought it in 2004 from the estate of 1940s author Kathleen Winsor, whose hit “Forever Amber” novel detailed the sexcapades of a woman in 17th-century England.

The bestseller was banned in 14 American states as pornography for its sex scenes and abortion references, and made into a 1947 film produced by 20th Century Fox.

The duplex, which Stewart sold in 2018 for $3.8 million to buyers shielded behind an LLC, comes with a hefty maintenance fee of $8,348 per month.

The co-op, which overlooks the Park Avenue Armory rooftop, is renovated. It opens to a foyer with a dramatic staircase, hall closet and powder room. Off the foyer is a paneled library with custom bookcases, a wet bar — and a step-down that opens to a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace.

There’s also a formal dining room overlooking a courtyard, casement windows and an eat-in kitchen. Millan House was built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1931. It consists of two buildings — 115 E. 67th St. and 116 E. 68th St. — that share a central garden.

Both buildings are known for their exquisitely ornamented exteriors that are decorated with an unusual menagerie of carved animals including owls, storks, monkeys, pelicans and rabbits.

The listing brokers are Fritzi Kallop, Amanda Brainerd and Gerard Ryan of Brown Harris Stevens.

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