9. #120 E 92nd St. House (1871)
Built in 1871 in Carnegie Hill, this picturesque four-story house is one of the last wooden-frame houses built in Manhattan. The house is on East 92nd street of Park Avenue and is in fact part of a trio (#160, #122, and #120) of old wooden houses from the Civil War era on the Upper East Side. Before streets were built, these houses were in open fields.
While the architect of #120 is unknown, the carpenter Albro Howell built #160 and #122. #120 has a welcoming front porch, fireplace, high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and its original crown moldings and hardwood floors. The house’s eat-in kitchen overlooks a gorgeous, tranquil garden. Natural light is brought into the house from its master bedroom on the second level to the bathrooms on the third level.