Thursday, May 5, 2011

Live like a Stuyvesant, and own a piece of East Village history

A historic home is now on the market at 25 Stuyvesant Street.


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.

10 comments:

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Forget it. I hate the drapes.

Lisa said...

Oh hell, who needs an old piece of crap like this? Just sell it to Arun Bhatia so he can wreak his magic and demolish it in favor of a tall, shiny, condo tower instead. We REALLY need more of them.

EV Grieve said...

Plenty of room out back for a big-ass hot tub! Let's chop this fucker up for the ultimate bro house!

Lisa said...

@Grieve - WOOOOOOOO!

Marty Wombacher said...

You know that the EV Slim-Armed Thief is casing this joint!

Anonymous said...

Yikes, is that Peter Stuyvesant's original 16th century furniture and decor in there?

Goggla said...

Yes, please!

Sheryl said...

most of the area was owned by Stuyvesants. The grandson laid out Stuyvesant Street based on the compass - so its the only street that is truly north/south

Anonymous said...

@Sheryl - very interesting . . .I'm definitely going to take note of that next time I walk down there. Thanks for the fun fact!

KMI HousePlans said...

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