André Leon Talley’s eyes were always, as he would say, “starving for beauty.” When you live in the city of White Plains, New York, that might not come as a surprise. But the suburban Westchester County home of the late fashion editor, where he spent the last 18 years of his life, is objectively beautiful, and it’s now on the market for $1.25 million.

A leopard-carpeted stair greets you as soon as you pass through the fire engine-red door.

Joe Kravetz, Laurel and Grand

The 3,600-square-foot, center-hall colonial-style house located on “Honorary André Leon Talley Way” (a small stretch of Worthington Road that was dedicated to Talley after his death last year) dates back to 1854 and sits on 1.29 acres. “The house is a masterpiece,” the listing broker, Bonnie Stein, of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty in Rye, New York, told the New York Times. “It has tons of character. There is a leopard carpet throughout the house.”

A fabulous, leopard carpet covers much of the second floor’s private spaces.

Joe Kravetz, Laurel and Grand

There is a total of 11 rooms including four beds and two-and-a-half baths. (The home has been owned by an LLC created by fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg since 2004, according to Sotheby’s.)

Inside an airy sitting area.

Joe Kravetz, Laurel and Grand

Though the house was once filled with fashions and ephemera acquired over a lifetime, like personalized sets of Louis Vuitton monogrammed luggage, artworks by Andy Warhol and Horst P. Horst, as well as an Hermès bicycle, all of Talley’s worldly possessions were auctioned off at Christie’s in February. Prospective buyers will simply have to imagine where his prized Truman Capote sofa might have lived or guess which of the bedrooms was used as an enormous linen closet. And since, as Talley once lamented, “there’s a famine of beauty, honey,” if you end up buying the house, don’t get too carried away with renovations. It’s stunning—your work is already done. Considering who lived there, is it any wonder?

Articles Editor, ELLE Decor

Charles Curkin is ELLE Decor’s Articles Editor, covering everything related to luxury watches, design, and travel, and has previously written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Paris Review.

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