Narrowest Home in N.Y. for Sale for $4.3 Million

by | June 29, 2011 at 1:10 PM | General, TV News

What is believed to be the skinniest piece of residential real estate in New York City, the newly listed home in the West Village was originally a pass-through for carriages and was squeezed between two average-sized structures in 1873. The place is so tiny, it doesn’t even have a full address.

Located at 75½ Bedford Street is a 9.6-foot-wide brick wonder that Hollywood legends Cary Grant and John Barrymore once called home.

Armed with a measuring tape, real estate expert Barbara Corcoran toured the unbelievable property on Wednesday’s “Today” and discovered that the three-story, 990-square-foot, seven-room dwelling is “a little like living in a dollhouse.”

Go inside N.Y.’s narrowest home:

 

And like you would expect of a dollhouse, the Bedford Street home possesses some miniature features—an oven that resembles a child’s Easy-Bake rather than a place to prepare a three-course meal, a narrow winding staircase that links all three floors and a Murphy bed in the master bedroom that barely clears the wall.

Despite the lack of space, the charm factor received a boost from four working fireplaces, dark wood ceiling beams and a sizeable communal garden. Oh, and the previous owner’s $1 million renovation didn’t hurt either.

When Corcoran asked broker Bo Poulsen the obvious question of how he justified listing such a small house for a whopping price of $4.3 million, his answer was location.

“For under $6 million you really don’t get anything in the West Village,” Poulsen said without hesitation.

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