The house was constructed in 1795 for Nicholas William Stuyvesant, per the 1969 St. Mark’s Historic District designation report. He was the great-great-grandson of Peter Stuyvesant — the last Dutch director-general of the New Amsterdam colony, which eventually became New York City.
The house is located at 44 Stuyvesant Street and is also one of the two remaining New York City homes owned by the early generations of the Stuyvesants, per the St. Mark’s Historic District designation report.
Stuyvesant Street is in Manhattan’s East Village, where the median listing home price is $1.2 million, per data from Realtor.com. The $8.9 million home is currently the second-priciest listing in the area.
“It will be a most fortunate person who seizes this opportunity, as far as I can tell. I don’t believe this house has traded on the open market before,” listing agent Monica Rittersporn of The Corcoran Group told Insider.
The residence last traded in 2014 within the family, Mansion Global reported in May.