Built in 1842, this $9.8M Gramercy mansion is one of the neighborhood’s oldest homes

Posted On Wed, April 24, 2019 By

Posted On Wed, April 24, 2019 By In Cool Listings, Gramercy Park, Historic Homes

Located within the Gramercy Park Historic District, this classic four-story Greek Revival-style townhouse at 216 East 18th Street, asking $9.75 million, was one of the first in the district to be built. It was constructed–along with its neighbor at 214 East 18th Street–in 1842 for wealthy businessman, civic leader and Native American rights activist William E. Dodge. The townhouse is a rare 25 feet wide; within are 5,000 square feet of living space that includes 15 rooms and seven fireplaces with original mantles intact. Also intact is a stunning combination of plaster molding, high ceilings and tall windows.

216 East 18th street, cool listngs, townhouses, historic homes, gramercy

This gracious Manhattan townhouse is currently divided into two units, with the front stoop leading to a lower triplex made up of the basement, garden floor and parlor level.

216 East 18th street, cool listngs, townhouses, historic homes, gramercy

216 East 18th street, cool listngs, townhouses, historic homes, gramercy

The parlor floor, of course, gets the high ceilings, mahogany pocket doors and molding. A windowed kitchen is on this level, along with access to a coffee-and-cocktails-sized terrace.

216 East 18th street, cool listngs, townhouses, historic homes, gramercy

216 East 18th street, cool listngs, townhouses, historic homes, gramercy

Enter the garden floor via a private door beneath the stoop. Down here you’ll find a guest bedroom, a full bath and a master suite, a home office and access to a big, beautiful back garden. The basement is home to the building’s mechanicals, a laundry room, a full bath and a recreation room.

216 East 18th street, cool listngs, townhouses, historic homes, gramercy

216 East 18th street, cool listngs, townhouses, historic homes, gramercy

The second unit begins on the third floor, where you’ll find another living and dining room, den and windowed kitchen, plus a laundry closet and powder room.

216 East 18th street, cool listngs, townhouses, historic homes, gramercy

216 East 18th street, cool listngs, townhouses, historic homes, gramercy

Up a skylit stairway on the top floor you’ll find a bedroom suite, a large second bedroom and two smaller bedrooms plus a second full bath.

[Listing: 216 East 18th Street by Mary A. Vetri for Brown Harris Stevens.]

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