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19th-Century Horse Stable Converted Now a Manhattan Luxury Home

This is a view of the open-style interiors from the vantage of the foyer. The dining, living room area and the library at the far end are all on the same spacious hardwood flooring. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.


There is a unique Manhattan repurposed 19th-century horse stable that is turned into a luxury home in a gated community. This is now on the market priced at $3.495 million.

The house is artfully repurposed in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, a private, gated carriage lane that catered to New York’s elite. The Le Corbusier-style open loft has the original 14-foot tall stable entry doors, an attractive and functional live-work residence, a spiral staircase, a working wood-burning fireplace, soaring 20 foot high ceilings, original light fixtures and beams, a cantilevered wardrobe, high-end appliances, maple wood floors, skylights, and private outdoor area.

This one-of-a-kind Manhattan luxury home that used to be a horse stable is listed by Keller Williams New York City.

All photos are used with permission from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

During the early 19th Century, transportation in New York City, as in the rest of the country, was dependent on horses or horse-drawn buggies. The large number of horses kept in New York City caused horrible pollution of the streets, sometimes in an accumulation which would practically reach the doorways. It was a constant battle of removal.

It wasn’t until the late 19th century when the automobile started gaining popularity that horse transportation began to diminish. Looking on the more romantic side of the era, it was a glorious sight to see Victorian women dressed to the teeth with their big hats and parasols out for a carriage ride waving a daintily gloved hand when spying friends also out for afternoon prance around town.

Horses were well-groomed, well-fed, and well-housed along with their spiffy carriages on the side streets near the lavish homes of their owners. It was a time of intense growth for the city, mostly due to the immigration of Europeans hoping to forge better lives for their families. In the upper class, it was also a time of overdone manners, families with too many children, parlor palms, and over-elaborate stifling interiors, though films such as Father Knows Best and Age of Innocence showed the more elegant side of society.

Now artfully repurposed in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, is a 1916 horse stable on a private, gated carriage lane that catered to New York’s elite. Other than the original 14-foot tall stable entry doors, today one would never connect the two other than the vast space inside now turned into a Le Corbusier-style open loft.

Plenty of space to roam, to breathe, and with the option of turning it into an attractive and functional live-work residence. The home features a spiral staircase, a working wood-burning fireplace, soaring 20 foot high ceilings, original light fixtures and beams, a cantilevered wardrobe, high-end appliances, maple wood floors, skylights, and private outdoor area. For more information.

One-of-a-kind Manhattan repurposed 19th-century horse stable on private, quiet, and gated carriage lane with private outdoor area. Priced at $3.495 million.

Source: kwnyc.com

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