The oldest surviving single-family home in Manhattan has just hit the market for $8.9 million!
This early Federal-style house was built in 1795, for Nicholas William Stuyvesant – the great-great-grandson of Peter Stuyvesant – one of the Dutchmen who founded the Big Apple.
You may have heard that New York was once New Amsterdam.
New Amsterdam was a 17th-century Dutch settlement established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island that served as the seat of the colonial government.
This property is known to historians as the oldest continuous private residence in Manhattan.
44 Stuyvesant Street is located within the St. Marks Place Historic District in the East Village.
Let’s have a look inside to see how the wealthy used to live in Manhattan.
With a current list price of $8.9 million, the wealthy still clearly live here.
This elegant beauty has approximately 5,500 square feet of living space over three stories.
Although the home is only 24′ wide, it is quite deep and the rooms are large and spacious.
Also fabulous is the fact that the dwelling has eight fireplaces!
The formal dining room is pictured below:
The galley kitchen has been redone and is not a large kitchen, but is lovely nonetheless.
This old home has 5 bedrooms and 4 and a half bathrooms.
Notice: a fireplace in every bedroom!
The bathrooms are charming and a little curious…. it appears there may have been a door where the window now is.
And the same with this one:
So much intrigue in these old places!
Another highlight of this home is a great artist studio on the top level – also known as “the atelier”. It has a skylight and soaring 12.5′ high ceilings.
There is a quaint landscaped yard at the back of the home…
The listing states that this house has never been on the market for sale before.
What a marvelous piece of Dutch New York history!