They say the three primary rules of real estate are location, location, location — but if you can get a boost from a cultural phenomenon like “Hamilton,” that’s not bad either.
A property once owned by infamous Revolutionary War figure Aaron Burr has been listed for sale for $5.75 million, the New York Post reported. The 2,200-square-foot Federal-style home at 17 Commerce Street in the West Village features three bedrooms, a study and a private garden. It sold to the current owners in 2013 for $4.48 million.
Aaron Burr, who killed Alexander Hamilton, in a duel in 1804, is a key figure in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton.”
“Hamilton is so hot right now, and we have something that is part of it,” Leventhal told the Post. “We are definitely looking at the ‘Hamilton’ angle,” she said. “People who are history buffs and who love the play will fall in love with the house.”
Burr did not actually live in the house at 17 Commerce Street — his original home was built on land he owned in Richmond Hill, around Bedford and Downing streets. The original house was torn down and replaced in 1830. [NYP] — Miriam Hall