436 East 87th Street
John Jacob Astor once owned this land prior to construction. His legacy continues. Step inside this charming single-family Upper East Side brownstone for a peaceful retreat from the bustle of Manhattan. Exposed brick and a creamy color scheme give the interior the airiness of a country farmhouse. Wood-burning fireplaces and painted original woodwork smarten almost every room. The current owner devotes the garden level and cellar to home offices, but these rooms could just as easily be used as a country kitchen, bedrooms or family rooms. Unlike many Manhattan townhouses, this home has never been anything other than a single-family home.