Richard Morris Hunt was one of the starchitects of his generation. He drafted plans for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and countless Manhattan mansions, but not, as the brokerbabble claims, Carnegie Hall, which was designed by Hunt's apprentice, William Burnet Tuthill. A prolific 19th-century blueprinter, Hunt worked out of this Flatiron District townhouse in NYC, using the parlor floor as his studio. Today, that space has been converted into a one bedroom that managed to retain some of the period detailing. The intricate crown molding and towering French doors are well preserved, but the addition of a granite kitchen and drywall half-walls detract from the old-world look. Available for sale at $825K, the apartment is also up for rent for $3,750 per month.
· 28 East 21st Street #3A (sale) [Streeteasy]
· 28 East 21st Street (rental) [Streeteasy]