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New York's Narrowest House

20 June 2013

The narrowest house in New York is up for sell.

Located at 75½ Bedford Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, the three-story townhouse, which measuring just 9.5 feet wide and 30 feet deep, is famous for both its size and its famous past inhabitants, which include American lyrical poet and playwright Edna St Vincent Millay, American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead and Hollywood screen actor Cary Grant.

(Edna St Vincent Millay)
(Margaret Mead)
(Carey Grant)

The house has three bedrooms, two baths, four wood-burning fireplaces and a rear garden. After being renovated in 2011, the property went on the market for an unbelievable asking price of $4.3million. However, the following year the price was cut to $3.495, and the property is now listed on website, where photos show its sleek interiors, with exposed beams and large French windows. The kitchen has modern appliances and marble tabletops, and looks out onto the large, narrow garden. In the master bathroom, which features a large claw foot tub, windows open onto a private balcony. A narrow spiral staircase runs through all three floors.

Originally the property was built by its neighbour around 1850, to fill in a carriage entrance way that led to the stables behind the property. Since then, it has served as a shoemaker's shop and a candy factory, before being transformed for residential use.

The property has never appeared in a film, although is situated very close to the Friends apartment building.


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