Old New York

765 Greenwich Street, #4, West Village
This four-bedroom, two-bath pre-Civil War duplex once served as the attic of this Greek Revival building; in the early 1900s, a lumber store reportedly held court on the ground floor.
Year built: 1838
Price: $1.685 million
Broker: Scott Elyanow, Citi-Habitats

220 Columbia Heights, #5, Brooklyn Heights
Dark-stained oak paneling lines the walls of the combination living/dining room, which used to serve as the billiard room of this Italianate mansion before it was divided into apartments. (This duplex is on the top floor.) The decorative fireplace is original, as are the hand-pegged floorboards and plaster ceilings.
Year built: circa 1870
Price: $2.125 million
Brokers: Linda VanderWoude and Thomas Brophy, Halstead Property

45 West 12th Street, Greenwich Village
The façade, staircase, and beams are original in this four-bedroom, three-bath house, and the rest were restored by a Milanese architect/decorator with a Tuscan feel. A key detail: The deed to the courtyard was once owned by English royalty.
Year built: 1875
Price: $5.95 million
Broker: Jamie Edwards Campagnola and Perry Roth, The Perry Roth Group, Prudential Douglas Elliman

1 West 72nd Street, #50, Upper West Side
This two-bedroom, two-bath with a library in the Dakota has 12-foot ceilings, mahogany woodwork, Juliet balconies, and grand rooms overlooking Central Park.
Year built: 1884
Price: $6.995 million
Broker: John Burger, Brown Harris Stevens

142 West 11th Street, Greenwich Village
This Italianate townhouse has the feel of a loft, but one room in the owner’s duplex belies its 19th-century roots with cast-iron rose moldings, a marble fireplace, and Pier mirrors that came with the house. (A floor-through market rental also has period details, as does the front hallway, which has a mahogany banister that’s been there since the beginning.)
Year built: 1855
Price: $7.995 million
Brokers: Anne J. Marseille and Barbara Godson, Halstead Property

3 East 10th Street, East Village
This six-story, 25-foot-wide, multi-unit Romanesque has 13 fireplaces and original leaded-glass casement windows overlooking the rear garden.
Year built: 1890
Price: $9.95 million
Brokers: Barbara Godson and Charles Homet, Halstead Property

15 Sutton Place, Sutton Square
This neo-Georgian in Sutton Square, an enclave of townhouses by the East River, has period details galore: four original fireplace mantels, decorative moldings, arched doorways, a wrought-iron gate, and more.
Year built: 1899
Price: $11.5 million
Brokers: Barbara Evans-Butler and Cindy Kurtin, Stribling and Associates

40 Riverside Drive, Upper West Side
Architect Clarence True built 270 mansions on the Upper West Side in the late 1800s, but he made sure no two were exactly alike, says listing broker Deanna Kory. This one is 10,000-square-feet, and according to the New York Tribune, theatre manager Henry Miner, the first owner, originally paid $100,000 for it.
Year built: 1897
Price: $20 million
Broker: Deanna Kory, the Corcoran Group

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