How historic? Per the listing at Brown Harris Stevens:
Petrus Stuyvesant laid out the street plan for the development of his property in 1787, naming several nearby streets after his children, Judith, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Cornelia. His son, Peter, would famously go on to found the New York Historical Society while his grandson, Hamilton Fish, born at 21 Stuyvesant Street, would later become Governor of New York and then Secretary of State for eight years.
Designed by renowned New York architect James Renwick, Jr., who went on to design St. Patrick's Cathedral and Grace Church among many other buildings, the Anglo-Italianate row of 23-35 Stuyvesant Street was completed in 1861 as part of the larger "triangle" formed by the point where East 10th Street meets Stuyvesant.
But what about the house? Well, in part:
Retaining its elegant and thoughtful single-family floor plan, 25 Stuyvesant Street is approximately 3380 square feet inside, built 16' x 39' on a 59 foot deep lot with six levels, including the garden level, plus the basement for mechanicals and storage. There is a grand stoop entry as well as a second entrance below the stoop leading to the garden level.
The parlour floor has ceilings which measure 10' 10" with beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows, and an original medallion decorating the ceiling. There is an original marble surround on the wood-burning fireplace. With a full bath at the top of the stairs, the main living room in front connects to a library via an arched entryway also with original pocket doors.
This is so "Upstairs Downstairs" sounding, sort of. And there's isn't any kicker, such as, "Good investment property to tear down and build an NYU dorm." And it's yours for $4.5 million.