Friday, January 2, 2015

World's Thinnest Home Comes With a BIG FAT Price

A townhouse so narrow that it's address reads 75 1/2 has gone on sale for a cost of $2.75 million. The tiny townhouse on Bedford Street in New York City's Greenwich Village previous owned by the likes of Pulitzer Prize winning author Edna St. Vincent Millay. Actors Cary Grant and John Barrymore have been reported to have slept there also. The real estate broker handling the property, Alex Nicholas, states "This is a place for someone who wants a bit of history, charm and uniqueness. When you own the narrowest house in all of New York, you'll be newsworthy."
Stephen Balsamo bought the three story, 1500 square foot home for $1.75 million in 2000. Mr. Balsamo completely renovated the home, originally built in 1873. The kitchen now has a custome stove with all four burners in a row rather than a two by two configuration. Mr. Balsamo also added other features to the home, including extended balconies and larger windows that overlook the garden to give the home a larger appearance. On the top floor, there's a huge skylight," say Nicholas. "This is old-world charm that's very bright." Despite the state of the current real estate market, experts expect the home to sell for the asking price.

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