All photos courtesy of Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty
A 19th-century Italianate-style house on the Upper East Side with New York political and literary ties hit the market this week. Constructed in 1867, the red brick townhouse at 255 East 78th Street was once home to State Sen. John Gilmore Boyd and most recently, cultural critic John Leonard, who died in 2008. While the narrow property is just 14 feet wide, the home measures nearly 2,700 square feet across four levels, plus there’s a basement, rear deck, garden, and air rights to add two more floors. The townhouse is currently available for $3,995,000.