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Inside Look: Rare 19th century townhouse in Long Island City listed for $2.3M

Among the LIC high rises, it's rare to find a historic townhouse.

Today, pricey Long Island City typically conjures up images of modern high rises, but the developing neighborhood does retain its historical side.

The tree-lined area, known as Hunters Point Historic District, is home to brick and stone Italianate row houses.

One of these rare homes, built in 1881, is currentlylisted by Douglas Ellimanat$2.2 million. The 2,800 square-foot house — 21-43 45th Ave. — is comprised of a lower two-bedroom duplex with basement and backyard, and an upper two-bedroom duplex. Floor plans for a single-family layout arealso available.

The lower duplex includes vintage details such as a cast iron bathtub, while the second duplex features crown moldings, original ceiling medallions and a decorative fireplace.

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