Aug 27, 2009

Skinniest NYC house for sale at fat price

The skinniest house in New York City is for sale but it will cost you the fat price of $2.75 million.

It is a townhouse 9-1/2-feet-wide (the interior is only 8-1/2 feet wide) built in 1873 and squeezed in between 75 and 77 Bedford St. The address of this West Village skinny townhouse is 75-1/2 Bedford St.

It was put up for sale this week for an asking price of $2,750,000.00 which is $2,777.00 a square foot.

It has been home to a who's-who list of luminaries, including anthropologist Margaret Mead and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Author Ann McGovern lived there briefly and the red-brick house inspired her to co-write the novel "Mr. Skinner's Skinny House."

The Corcoran Real Estate Web site claims that actors Cary Grant and John Barrymore also once called the thin house home.