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Manhattan’s Oldest Home, Dating to 1795, Is Set to List for $8.9 Million

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Mansion Global learned that Manhattan’s oldest single-family home (built in 1795) will be on the market for $ 8.9 million on Thursday.

According to the New York Landmark Conservation Foundation, an early Federal-style home located on Stuyvesant Street in East Village was built for Nicholas William Stuyvesant. He was the great-grandson of Peter Stuyvesant, one of the Dutch founders of the New Amsterdam settlement that grew into New York City.


“Outside, it’s very straightforward, simple and unobtrusive,” said Monika Litter Spawn of the Corcoran Group, which has a list. “But inside, the scale is magnificent and beautiful. There is nothing flashy in this house.”

This building is part of St. Mark’s Historic District and has two other buildings, including the St. Mark’s Church of the same era. The district gained groundbreaking status in 1969 and remains a “picture-perfect” part of Lower Manhattan.

“This is a house with a real soul,” said Ritter Spawn. “It feels like an early home. It’s in good condition and comfortable to live in, but it’s not modernized.”

The façade of a Federal style house.

Corcoran Group MW Studio

Indeed, she said the layout was all original, except for the kitchen.

“The kitchen would have been near the hearth of the current dining room,” Ritterspawn explained. “In 1795, the entire area was probably the kitchen.”

In addition to the “beautiful” floor and moldings, there are eight fireplaces. There is one in every room and the agent added. The bathroom has a deep clawfoot bathtub.

Many people think of a Federal-style house as a small, dark room, but this 5,550-square-foot house boasts high ceilings and large rooms.


“The size and size of the room is very attractive,” said Rittersporn. “It’s a big house. It has 5 bedrooms and a huge art studio. [on the top floor].. “

Agents added that the art studio boasts skylights and a ceiling of 16 feet or more, with a “beautiful, well-kept garden” with fruit trees behind.

The house was last traded within the family in 2014, but it was unclear how much. The current owner could not comment.


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