Here's a chance for someone to move into a piece of history that has ties to both Christmas and the formation of New York City!
The price might be high at $9.875 million, but we can still dream of spending our days in the same townhouse where Clement Clarke Moore lived. The home at 444 West 22nd Street was built specifically for Mr. Moore, author of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (commonly called "Twas The Night Before Christmas"), and is surrounded by the neighborhood that was once his family estate. The Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan is named after the family land that Mr. Moore inherited, then eventually sold as parcels of land that conformed to the newly-developed grid of city streets.
Nearby is the General Theological Seminary, standing on land donated by Mr. Moore to the Episcopal diocese, and just down the street is Clement Clarke Moore park, named for the author.
To view more photos of the interior of the townhouse, visit Eileen Foy's listing on Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Update - October 10, 2016: The price is now down to $8.8 million, if you want to add this one to your Christmas list!
Learn more about Clement Clarke Moore
- A digital reproduction of the original "A Visit from St. Nicholas", with illustrations
- Some history of 444 West 22nd
(Image via Beyond My Ken on Wikimedia)