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During the days when the city streets were dominated by horse-drawn carriages, New York's wealthiest could own single-family homes with a separate stable for the family's horses, often accessed through a side passage or tunnel through the house. As time passed and modes of transportation changed, these individual stables tended to fare better than the full-block mews. These could be converted to garages for the automobiles that would come to replace carriages, but as the city's real estate became more expensive, they were more frequently transformed into residences known in today's parlance as carriage houses.

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176 East 75th Street
176 East 75th Street Lenox Hill
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413 Degraw Street Gowanus
178 East 75th Street
178 East 75th Street Lenox Hill
66 Bedford Street
66 Bedford Street West Village
118 East 83rd Street
118 East 83rd Street Carnegie Hill
Carriage Homes in NYC 163 East 70th Street and 78 Irving Place are among two carriage house for sale in Manhattan

"Show horses and fine harness horses are transitory. Stables, on the other hand, are permanent." - The Brooklyn Eagle, 1900

Many remaining carriage houses are located in historic districts and their exteriors tend to look much as they did when they were first built. However, appearances can be deceiving - today's owners are free to bring the interiors up to contemporary standards with infrastructure, appliance, finish, and layout upgrades. There was a time that artists were drawn to these spaces (past residents of New York's carriage houses include Jackson Pollock, Carl Fischer, Edward Albee, Diane Arbus, and Bob Dylan), but with their high prices and location in some of the city's most coveted neighborhoods, today's buyers tend to be very wealthy.

Carriage House Lofts, #2D (Bohemia Realty Group LLC)

208 East 20th Street, #1 (Corcoran Group)

1 Fifth Avenue, #MAISONETTE (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

170 Eldridge Street, # (Compass)

49 Downing Street, #2C (Sothebys International Realty)

11 Sylvan Terrace, # (Compass)

413 Degraw Street, # (Compass)

245 Washington Avenue, # (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

331 West 20th Street, # (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

176 East 75th Street, # (Sothebys International Realty)

121 East 83rd Street, #NA (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

313 West 20th Street, # (Compass)

58 Charles Street, # (Leslie J Garfield & Co Inc)
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435 Henry Street, # (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

170 East 80th Street, # (Leslie J Garfield & Co Inc)

118 East 83rd Street, #NA (Corcoran Group)

66 Bedford Street, # (Sothebys International Realty)

178 East 75th Street, # (Christies International Real Estate Group LLC)

Notable recently sold carriage houses

163-East-70th-Street-01 All images of 163 East 70th Street via Compass
Carriage house once owned by John D. Rockefeller Jr. is currently configured as a single-family townhouse with a ground-floor medical office, but the possibilities are endless. Inside, a skylit sculptural staircase fills the residence with incredible natural light. Features include a gracious living room with wood-burning fireplace, a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen with private terrace access, a full-floor master suite, a glass-roofed solarium, and enormous finished cellar that could accommodate a media lounge, home gym, and pool. See floor plan and full details here.

All images of 78 Irving Place via Compass
Carriage house on a tree-lined townhouse block is reached via an exclusive entrance gate, yet offers access to a white-glove condominium's staff and services. Interiors feature a flexible layout, exposed brick two ethanol fireplaces, recently refinished floors, and west-facing master suite with custom walk-in dressing room and windowed bath. The kitchen is furnished with high-end appliances and flooded with light from a 20' vaulted skylight. Virtual tours are available upon request. See floor plan and full details here.

180-East-73rd-Street-01 All images of 180 East 73rd Street via Leslie J. Garfield
Three-story carriage house is located on a landmarked Upper East Side block and was built in 1890 by the acclaimed architecture William Schnickel & Co. The home features a curb cut and two separate entrances. Interiors boast soaring ceilings, grand proportions, a full basement, and access to private outdoor space. See floor plan and full details here.

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