Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Historic James Renwick house on East 10th Street now 17.5 percent less expensive

According to, this beauty on 124 E. 10th St. was reduced in price by 17.5 percent last Friday, from $4,599 million to $3,795 million. Here's the listing at Corcoran:

Historically known as the "Renwick Triangle" This Anglo-Italianate row house is attributed to James Renwick, Jr., who is best known now as the architect of the Smithsonian Institute's "castle" on the Mall in Washington D.C. These row of houses were some of the last single-family homes built in this neighborhood, and "they have always been among the most sought-after properties in the East Village". This is a rare opportunity to own a private townhouse designed by the architect Renwick, (Grace Church, St Patrick Cathedral} and built circa 1859 /1860. It's a 6 story home with lots of original detail, charm and unlimited potential to design it to your own taste. It features 3 original marble fireplace mantels, original wood floors, doors, mouldings and shutters that exist throughout. Roof deck is allowable. Also features a garden apartment on lower 1 1/2 floors(duplex). Remainder of the house is 4 1/2 floors, easily re-united as full one family home.

By my count, there are four homes (here and here) for sale on East 10th Street betweeen Third Avenue and Second Avenue. Seems like a lot for a short stretch of homes along this corrider... Why are so many people fleeing the Renwick Triangle...? (Perhaps it's the rats?)

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