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Historic Chelsea Townhouse Owned by Famous Poet Hits Market for Nearly $10M

By Maya Rajamani | September 1, 2016 1:02pm | Updated on September 2, 2016 5:13pm
 Poet Clement Clarke Moore once owned the home at 444 W. 22nd St., city records show.
$10M Chelsea Townhouse Hits the Market For the First Time in Three Decades
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CHELSEA — A townhouse once owned by the poet who penned "Twas the Night Before Christmas" has hit the market for nearly $10 million. 

The seven-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 444 W. 22nd St., between Ninth and 10th avenues, is asking $9.875 million for the property formerly home to poet Clement Clarke Moore

It's the first time the building has been on the market in nearly 30 years, Curbed New York reported.

The home in the Chelsea Historic District still retains “its wonderfully preserved original details, such as a classic stoop, intricate iron railings, high ceilings, seven fireplaces, wooden shutters and a rear extension,” the home’s real estate listing says.


Built for Moore in 1835, the townhouse is currently split into three apartments, but could be converted into a “generously-sized single-family home,” the listing says.

“Perfect for entertaining, the parlor floor boasts grand proportions and abundant light that is reflected off elegant crystal chandeliers,” according to the listing.

“Gorgeous pocket doors and stately marble fireplace mantles lend further character to the sophisticated ambience,” it adds.

The townhouse also has an attic and cellar, a terrace and an “enormous” garden out back.

It’s adjacent to a townhouse at 442 W. 22nd St. that the owner plans to convert into a single-family home, despite the fact that a tenant still lives in the building.