For all the yammering over the death of nostalgia, it's still a powerful force on ye olde islande of Manhattan. Case in point: this 1898 building on West 24th Street, built as a horse stable for the Ladies Mile district and now aresidential co-op building. Throwback details include gas-burning fireplace, pressed tin ceilings, exposed brick and wooden beams, manual elevator, and a funky floorplan. This particular iteration, clocking in at 3 bedrooms with two baths, sold in just three weeks at $100,000 above its ask.
As for that horsey feeling? You're not imagining it. The Daily News reports that "the buyer flew from the English countryside right after hearing about the property from her sister."
· Former Horse Stables Become High-End Manhattan Real Estate [NYDN]
· Listing: 136 West 24th Street #4R [CORE]