The townhouse is currently set up as two duplexes
A 147-year-old home in Long Island City has come on the market for the first time in decades, and it’s asking $3.5 million. Built by a pair of developers who were known as Root and Rust, in 1870, the townhouse is part of the Hunters Point Historic District.
This sandstone-clad home is one of several row houses on the street from the 19th century, which are still in great condition thanks to the durable sandstone—Westchester Stone—used to build them, according to the brokerbabble.
The home has been in the same family for over two decades now, and is currently configured as two duplexes, though the broker on the property says it could easily be used as a single family home.
Though the ceiling heights here are on the lower side, the house has still managed to retain some of its original details including the tin ceilings, marble mantels, and exposed brick detailing.
The standout feature here however is the lush, landscaped garden that essentially makes you feel like you’re out in the woods, were it not for all the sculptural elements added in.
The current owners of the home also added in a glass atrium at the back of the house, which opens out on to this garden, and is currently being used as a yoga and meditation room.
In all, the townhouse comes with five bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and is located just a short walk away from MoMA PS1.
- Listing: 21-20 45th Avenue [BHS]
- Hunters Point Historic District: The Homes of Root and Rust [Brownstoner]