City’s narrowest house available for rent

The city’s narrowest house at 75 1/2 Bedford Street in Greenwich Village
is now available for rent for $14,000 a month, the New York Daily News
reported. The townhouse, past home to Margaret Mead, Edna St.
Vincent Millay, Cary Grant and John Barrymore,
is 9.5 feet long. A recent buyer gave the
990-square-foot space a renovation, which explains why the home, which
was purchased in early 2010 for $2.175 million, has also been up for sale at $4.3 million. The home was constructed in the mid-1800s over a carriage drive between two homes that led to horse stables in the backyard.

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It is believed to have been built in 1873, but there are some who say that based on land values and on the home’s original architectural style, Italiante, it is more in line with 1850s construction. [NYDN]

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