You’d never know this stately 1880 neo-Grec brownstone was designed by the Parfitt Brothers, so light and bright is the renovation inside. The single family, five-story house has three wood burning fireplaces and two decorative mantels; the mechanicals have recently been upgraded, and central air was added. The floors, moldings and other details were “restored,” according to the listing, which may be true, but they look new to us. The modern organic kitchen is located on the parlor floor but, in an unusual move, the owners put the dining room on the garden floor where the kitchen would have originally been. (Of course, buyers are free to deviate from the floor plan and place the dining table wherever they like.) Incidentally, in the 1700s, the landmarked block was the garden that belonged to the estate of Philip Livingston, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the listing says. What do you think of the house and the ask of $7,800,000?