An exceptional property on the market. Manhattan’s oldest house, dating from 1795, is up for sale. Asking price: 8.9 million dollars (8.3 million euros), announcement on its site Mansion Global. The house was built for the great-great-grandson of one of the founders of the city of New York (USA).
Located on Stuyvesant Street in the East Village, this Federal-style home was built for Nicholas William Stuyvesant, according to the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation. He was the great-great-grandson of Peter Stuyvesant, one of the Dutch founders of the colony of New Amsterdam.
The 515m² residence is part of the historic district of Saint-Marc. “It’s a house with a real soul. It’s in good condition and quite habitable, but it hasn’t been modernized,” says Monica Rittersporn of the Corcoran group, in charge of the sale. Indeed, inside, everything is original, except the kitchen. “Beautiful” floors and moldings, as well as eight fireplaces, one in each room, make up the house. The bathrooms all have deep clawfoot tubs.
While older Federal houses are usually made up of small, dark rooms, this one has high ceilings and large rooms. “The scale and size of the rooms are very appealing. It’s a big house. There are five bedrooms and a giant art studio [au dernier étage]”, details the agent. The house also has an exterior with a “pretty landscaped garden” with fruit trees at the back. The house had already been sold in 2014, but the amount had not been disclosed.
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