Many of New York City's stately townhouses are what could affectionately be called "vintage," dating back decades, or even centuries. (Heck, the oldest home in the city is nearly 400 years old.) While some don't seem as antique as they actually are, thanks to spiffy renovations that have brought modernity into the dated homes, original details that are often thoughtfully left intact, belying the homes' much older origins.
With the help of the good folks at StreetEasy, we've gathered 20 of New York City's oldest homes that are currently listed for sale. The oldest of the bunch, a Nolita townhouse, dates back to 1800, and they've counted Hollywood celebrities, famed authors, and old-school socialites among their residents.Read More