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Chelsea home that inspired 'Twas the night before Christmas' for sale

The Manhattan home that inspired the classic poem "'Twas the night before Christmas" is on the market.

Currently priced at $8.65 million, the townhouse sits on West 22nd Street in Chelsea. It was built in 1841 and owned by Clement Clarke Moore, the poet who wrote the famous Christmas tale.

The three-story house is described as a pre-war building with "Greek-revival style plaster moldings and medallions, four marble fireplaces and inlaid parquet wood flooring."

There are two studio apartments on the ground floor, and the second and third floors each have two bedroom suites, the real estate firm Leslie J. Garfield said. It also has a basement and patio. There are a total of seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.

“It is rare to find a property with such pedigree and history," Matthew Lesser, partner at Leslie J. Garfield said in a statement. "The opportunity to convert this property from three properties to one family home is covetable."

See photos of the house below.

Hang your stockings with care beside the fireplace.
Photo Credit: Leslie J. Garfield real estate firm

Hang your stockings with care beside the fireplace.

This living room is great for gathering to
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This living room is great for gathering to read "A Visit from St. Nicholas."

Leave cookies for Santa at this dining room
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Leave cookies for Santa at this dining room table.

This room is one of seven where residents
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This room is one of seven where residents can nestle "all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums [dance] in their heads."

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"Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer and Vixen. On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Donder and Blitzen; to the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!"

This outdoor garden area is an ideal parking
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This outdoor garden area is an ideal parking spot for Santa's sleigh.

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