1857 Italianate – Staten Island, NY

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190 Meisner Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306

  • $995,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3800 Sq Ft
  • 0.71 Ac.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!!! LANDMARKED "NATHANIEL J WYETH HOUSE" AN ITALIANATE VILLA WITH 13 FT CEILINGS, UNBELIEVABLE MILLWORK, MARBLE FIREPLACES IN EVERY ROOM, PUB AND ORIGINAL WINE CELLAR, WIDOWS WALK WITH VIEW, THE MOST AMAZING STAIRCASE IMAGINABLE, ALL SET ON PICTURESQUE 3/4 ACRE LOT, ALL BRICK/MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, HOUSE NEEDS ATTENTION BUT POTENTIAL IS MIND BOGGLING, GOOGLE ITS HISTORY!!
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Carl Neuhaus, Neuhaus Realty,
718-979-3400

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7 Comments on 1857 Italianate – Staten Island, NY

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  1. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 358 comments

    Very striking inside and outside, but it’s the interiors I like best. If the exterior looks a bit compressed and scrunched together (perhaps as a result of the almost at-grade first floor?) the interior has great proportions and details. A good Italianate always makes for a great house.

  2. John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

    Hurricane Sandy dealt a punishing blow to Staten Island so I wonder how well this house fared? In New Orleans after Katrina, it was discovered that the historic French Quarter and Garden district were among the least water damaged areas in the City because they were on slightly higher ground. Early builders knew where the best locations were to build back then. Very impressive Staten Island house here but I do wonder how well it survived the storm/ The TV images showing destroyed beachfront homes in Staten Island are frightening to look at. Some are now referring to Sandy as the East Coast Katrina.

    • Fernando says: 1 comments

      Hi John,

      Luckily there were many areas on Staten Island that went virtually untouched by sandy. It was really only the lowest lying costal areas. This house sits at a very high elevation in the “Lighthouse Hill” neighborhood. A good portion of Staten Island has areas with quite large, steep hills. Many of the older, more architecturally significant homes are (luckily) in these neighborhoods so they were spared damage from water.

  3. says: 460 comments

    I wondered about this house and Hurricane Sandy, too, but I think most of the damage was to low-lying areas, and this place is way up on top of a big hill, so hopefully it’s still intact. I wish they had more pics of the interior, and of the views. Looking at it from Bing’s aerial cams, it seems like that octagonal cupola is quite large. I imagine one could see a very long distance from up there. One of the best things about these types of houses, to me anyway, is the very tall windows they have. They make a huge difference to the light in those rooms. And for a house located within New York City, this place is surprisingly private…isolated even.

  4. freedom says: 1 comments

    I delivered the news paper to this house from 11 to 14 years old from 1978 to 1981…… Two men and a cute older lady lived there…. I think it was a mother and her two big sons……. They were very nice people but it was so scary walking down the drive way off the road to get paid…… I remember you had to pull out a knob to ring the doorbell very old fashioned…….. Very private you cannot see any other houses from the property amazing views……

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