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Diane Arbus’ former West Village home lists for $14M

Current owner bought the property for $116,000 in 1968
April 30, 2015 05:45PM

Photographer Diane Arbus’ former West Village home is for sale.

The photographer’s former, hidden home, which is located at 131½ Charles Street and used to be a stable, was built in 1834 behind the front house at 131 Charles Street, according to the Wall Street Journal. The back house can be accessed through a 32-foot tunnel that leads to the property. Both the front and the back house are on the market for a combined $13.5 milion.

Current owner Judith Stonehill and her late husband John bought the property — both the front and the back house — for $116,000 in 1968.

The hidden house is among dozens of similar structures in the Village, according to the newspaper. Arbus moved into 131½ house in 1959 after her divorce. She lived there until 1968, according to the Journal.

Halstead’s Wendy Gleason has the listing. [WSJ] — Claire Moses