Narrowly and Costly


A rather unique townhouse stands on Bedford Street in New York’s Greenwich Village. At 9.5 feet wide and 42 feet long it’s the narrowest building in the city; and it could be yours for a measly $2.7 million.

According to real estate broker Alex Nicholas, anthropologist Margaret Mead, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and actors Cary Grant and John Barrymore once lived there. The house is a three-story structure with large windows at the front and rear, in addition to a skylight, and it “boasts” plenty of light.

[According to the listing by the Corcoran agent] the house has a parlor, kitchen, and dining area on the first floor, a double living room on the second floor, and a master bedroom suite on the third. The kitchen floor has a trapdoor that leads to a finished basement.

“Nicholas says it’s a place for someone who wants a little history.” Since history has become a commodity these days, I’m sure that it’s a steal at a few million bucks.

Source: Hooked on Houses

More articles on this richly infinitesimal townhouse could be found here, here, and here

The townhouse in 1939


2 comments on “Narrowly and Costly

  1. 3rd and B says:

    Wow… I didn’t realize that they even made buildings that narrow… and only $2.7 million you say… I’ll take two!

    • GrayFoxDown says:

      The interior of this place does somehow appear much roomier than its exterior would suggest; a strange sort of “compressed spaciousness” throughout. If anything, the rooms are very posh…but, for the money, they should be. Thanks, 3rd and B.

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