It’s Free to Look: 149 West 10th Street

Even the nice old townhouses come with baggage. If instead you’re in the market for low maintenance, this newly built Greenwich townhouse looks just like its neighbors but without the messy past.

With fireplaces, archways and French doors, you’ll almost forget the character in this 22-foot-wide home is actually fabricated. The formal dining room and parlor floor are “perfect for gracious entertaining,” according to the Douglas Elliman listing. In other words, it may be time to swap the take-out and boxed wine you usually serve for some port and beef wellington.

Don't even pretend the two terraces, rooftop sundeck and irrigated gardens would have been popular with some sun-phobic Victorians. Nor would they have understood the two laundry rooms. Sometimes it’s just called progress.

One other reason to like change: The price is down from almost $14 million to $12.5 million. —Laura Kusisto


Even the nice old townhouses come with baggage.

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