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Midtown Townhouse With a Wee Footprint Asking $5 Million

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This little fella is a 19th-century six-story townhouse on a corner lot at Lexington and East 38th Street, combining "magnificent architectural details" (read: Tuscan mural in the dining room) with "state-of-the-art appointments." The house, new to the market and listed for $4,495,000, has killer views of the Chrysler Building—confirmed by Google Maps—and some nice touches like a central vacuum system, insulated soundproof windows, four hand-carved stone and marble fireplaces, and inlaid parquet floors. Some of the decor like the fabric-covered walls and silk window swag might not be your cup of swanky, but it's hard to argue with a wood-paneled library and tricked-out roof deck.
· Listing: 138 East 38th Street [StreetEasy]
· Tuesday Townhouse archives [Curbed]