Take a peek inside NYC’s oldest homes for sale

New York Post

Zachary Kussin
July 3, 2018


Glass condominium towers dominate New York’s skyline, but don’t forget that new construction joins properties built centuries ago.

Some of the city’s oldest, most beautiful and still-habitable residential real estate dates back to the early 1800s — nearly a century before Mayor George McClellan led the maiden voyage of the new underground subway system.

The Post scoured local listings to find some of the oldest homes currently for sale. Our favorites, which span from 1816 to the 1890s, not only boast tony historical details — like decorative mantels and moldings — but also come renovated for today’s needs.

This handsome red-brick building at 34 Gramercy Park East is New York City’s oldest surviving co-op. It opened its doors in 1883 as a way for middle-class residents to have fancier pads than tenements for the working class. Now, a two-bedroom home inside this 45-unit address is up for grabs for $1.84 million. The kitchen of unit 3BN has been updated to fit a Sub-Zero fridge and a Viking stove, but ornate ceiling moldings, exposed brick and a fireplace round out the old-world remnants. Building amenities include a lobby with a Tiffany glass ceiling, an original fireplace and mantel and a 24-hour doorman.

34 Gramercy Park East Gracious two Bedroom for sale
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