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Are they willing to wait for it? Aaron Burr’s former house listed for sale

The two-story townhouse at 17 Commerce Street is on the market for $5.8M
October 03, 2016 10:00AM

17 Commerce Street in the West Village

17 Commerce Street in the West Village

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.

06_17commercest_26001_backyard_hires_134367717Aaron Burr, who killed Alexander Hamilton, in a duel in 1804, is a key figure in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton.”

The Corcoran Group’s TRData LogoTINY Bernice Leventhal and Sarah Thompson have the listing, and naturally they’ll lean on the “Hamilton” hype in marketing the property.

“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