After remaining in the fabled Stuyvesant family for decades, this 227-year-old New York townhouse is up for sale for the first time ever.
The redbrick home is deeply linked with the history of Manhattan, initially built for Nicholas William Stuyvesant – the great-great-grandson of one of the founders of New Amsterdam. This 17th-century Dutch settlement eventually became New York. The family gave its name to Stuyvesant Street, where the property is located.
It’s reported to be the oldest single-family home in Manhattan and retains almost all its original layout. Every room has a fireplace, and there are hardwood floors and decorative mouldings aplenty.
A grand studio space crowns the building, with 16-foot ceilings punctured by a skylight. The Corcoran Group is listing 44 Stuyvesant Street for a cool $8.9m.