In Manhattan, there are only a few wooden houses left because of the fire codes that prohibit the construction of wood frame buildings. Now, a wooden house, one of the five surviving on the Upper East Side, has gone on sale. Located at 128 East 93rd Street near Lexington Avenue, the beautiful house is owned by former television producer C.C. Dyer who bought it for $6.6 million in 2000. The house was originally built in 1866 as a three-story building for Henry W. Shaw. One of the major highlights of this charming 1866 wooden house is a clapboard treehouse in its 48′ south garden.
The 4,370 sq. ft 4-bedroom house comes with five bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, wood paneled library, living room, dining room, wine cellar, butler’s pantry, elevator and a basement with laundry. The wooden townhouse enjoys rich 19th century details, such as wide plank wood floors, multiple working wood burning fireplaces, high ceilings and crown moldings.