Any history buffs out there? We rounded up 10 of the oldest houses on the market before 57 Stone Street was listed, but it's right there in that club. A Neo-Dutch colonial building that is also known as 13 South William Street, it's been around since the 1830s and is at the center of the cobblestoned street whose bars and restaurants are the after-work haunts of FiDi office hacks. On the market for $8.5 million?fully a 21st-century price point?the three-story building has an existing, income-generating tenant on the ground and first floors, Vintry Wine & Whiskey, which is owned Poulakakos family of Pier A redevelopment fame (infamy?). The second and third floors, though, are vacant, and are being marketed as either a live/work space, a duplex to be leased, or an apartment that could be "condominiumize"-d and sold. There are no interior photos, but the listing promises 2,900 vacant square feet with two working fireplaces and a roof, plus a new kitchen and dining area, renovated bathrooms, a dishwasher, washer/dryer, and central air. Despite a not-too-memorable mention on Selling New York, 57 Stone Street is one of the townhouses and mansions designed by the then-architect-in-demand C.P.H Gilbert, he of the Jewish Museum and the like, who exercised neo-Gothic flair in abundance and whose "string of lacy townhouses along Fifth and Madison ... came to define the upper-class residence."
· Official listing: 57 Stone Street [StreetEasy via Murray Hill Properties (PDF)]
· 10 of the Oldest Houses on the Market in NYC Right Now [Curbed]