Welcome home to 83 Sullivan Street, a unique opportunity to live in a historic, federal-style townhouse filled with old-century details and charm. Originally built in 1819, this approximately 3,590-square-foot, three-floor home boasts high ceilings, beautiful original moldings and doors, wide oak floors, multiple decorative/wood-burning fireplaces, and several private outdoor spaces, including a 65-foot deep private backyard. Situated between Broome and Spring Streets, this home offers a rare chance to own and reinvent a piece of New York City’s charming past.
This 25-foot-wide landmarked townhouse is currently configured as a floor-through apartment and an owner’s duplex. 83 Sullivan Street sits on one of the most desirable blocks of SoHo amidst the city’s finest restaurants, luxury boutiques, and transportation systems including multiple train lines (A/C/E, N/R/W, 6 and 1).
The lot on which this house stands was originally part of the Bayard Farm. The first Nicholas Bayard was the brother-in-law of Peter Stuyvesant. A later Nicholas Bayard conveyed the property to Daniel Ludlow and Brockholst Livingston as trustees in 1789. They, in turn, sold it to Aaron Burr in 1791, who acquired a portion of the Bayard Farm contiguous to his estate "Richmond Hill” which stood west of Sixth Avenue. Burr subdivided his property, and when he sold this lot to Anthony Bowrosan in 1802, it was on what Burr called Locust Street. In 1807 Bowrosan, who operated a tavern and garden at "Richmond Hill", sold the lot to a carpenter, David Mulford. Locust Street was renamed in honor of Revolutionary War General John Sullivan. Three years later David Mulford erected a wooden back building on the lot. It would not be for another nine years, in 1819, that construction was completed on the brick-faced house at No.83 Sullivan Street.