Charles Street in bloom.
The little house at 121 was originally at 71st and York, was “briefly occupied by Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight, Moon,” and was moved in 1967.
I was admiring the townhouses at 47-49 for the counterpoint of their matching cornices and contrasting entries. Had I been photographing last August, I would’ve seen the stoop on 49 hosting an enormous plant urn, and might’ve guessed that the two houses had been combined. The 8,000 square foot mansion—the houses and an adjacent carriage house—was leased to MTV in 2003, and sold in 2004 to a shipping executive for $7.7 million.