NYC's Skinniest House Finds a Buyer
The historic nine-foot-wide home, once the residence of Cary Grant and Edna St. Vincent Millay, was on the market for $3.5 million.
Can you imagine living in a home that's nine feet wide? It's the price you pay for inhabiting the New York City's famously skinniest house — which one buyer will soon be calling home.
The three-story 19th-century Dutch-style townhouse was on the market for $3,495,000 and recently went under contract. Since its last change of hands, for $2.175 million in 2010, the house has undergone a major renovation, now boasting reclaimed oak floors and custom millwork. It features three bedrooms, two baths, four wood-burning fireplaces and a large garden. The prime Greenwich Village location is ideal, but the most glamorous aspect to this home is the pedigree of past residents, which includes Cary Grant, John Barrymore, Margaret Mead and Edna St. Vincent Millay, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" while living there in 1923-24. Few New Yorkers can claim they live in a tourist attraction.