"Old New York" Fantasies In Historic Gramercy Townhouse

Brick UndergroundJune 29, 2016

In the market for an opulent residence in one of the city's stateliest neighborhoods? Look no further than this 19th-century townhouse in Gramercy, which is on the market after being owned by the same family for 150 years. The asking price is $7.5 million—a comparatively sane number for a Manhattan townhouse, and less than many four-bedroom condos on the market downtown

 

The main level of the house, repped by CORE, features high ceilings, marble fireplaces, and the building's original arched entryways.

 

There's also a back garden featuring a "100-year-old Ailanthus tree," also accessible via a separate, direct entrance located on 19th street.

 

The top floor of the building is something of a designated "family floor," hosting three of the home's five bedrooms, as well as a private patio, and the library area.

 

While the house generally looks to be in good shape, it's possible you'll want to set aside some extra cash for renovations. None of the listing's three-and-a-half bathrooms are pictured here, so it's unclear what state they're in, and the write-up also mentions a "not-yet-developed roof," another place with the potential for some light home improvement or renovation work.

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