One year ago, New York’s skinniest house was sold for $2.75 million, and now that same house has gone on sale for a whopping $4.3million. With big renovation, the narrowest house in the city, once home to Cary Grant and a modern tourist attraction reached twice price what it sold for in 2010. What sort of renovations could have justified such a cost?
The home was constructed in the mid-1800s over a carriage drive between two homes that led to horse stables in the backyard. This Dutch-style townhome is located in Manhattan’s West Village at 75 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014. The skinniest house in New York City is only nine-and-a-half-feet wide on the outside, eight-and-a-half-feet wide on the inside, and 32 feet deep.
The home has three bedrooms and two baths and the interior spaces are shown on a ground plan as being 8-foot-4-inches wide on the second and third floors, and the ground floor and basement are only 7-foot-6-inches wide. It is about 35 feet deep and has a garden in the rear that measures 9 feet wide by 42 feet deep that is part of a shared space with neighboring buildings. All three floors have fireplaces.
Except Grant, most famous once called it home: actor John Barrymore, poet Edna St Vincent Millay, cartoonist William Steig and anthropologist Margaret Mead. And now, with $4.3 million you can join this list of owners, of course if you are not suffering from claustrophobia. [Town Real Estate]