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Man gives tour of NYC’s most narrow apartment
I cannot get over the price they are asking for it. 😲
D.G. Sciortino
10.29.21

What if we told you that the narrowest apartment in New York City was just 8 ft. 7 inches wide.

You’d probably think someone was crazy to willfully live in such tight quarters unless it was out of financial necessity.

Well, what if we told you that this apartment is currently on the market for $5 million.

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Erik Conover - YouTube

Well, both of those things are true. And after knowing that, we just had to see what it looked like for ourselves.

But once you take a look inside, it’s a lot larger, and a lot nicer than you think.

This ultra-slim townhouse boasts three stories, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms all in just 1,000 sq. ft. of living space.

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Erik Conover - YouTube

The house also comes with a huge reputation.

You’ll often find walking tours pass by the three-story gabled home at 75 1/2 Bedford St. in the Greenwich Village Historic District.

It even has its own Wikipedia page.

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Erik Conover - YouTube

The home was built in 1873 and was the former carriage entryway for its adjacent property.

The home was sandwiched between house number 75 and 77, which is why it has a half address.

The house was fit in to include more housing in the neighborhood which was becoming extremely popular.

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The house was later leased in 1923 by artists who were working at the nearby history Cherry Lane Theater.

The townhouse which is sometimes referred to as the Millay House has been home to famous artists like actor Cary Grant and John Barrymore, as well as poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and anthropologist Margaret Mead.

It’s also the inspiration for a children’s book called “Mr. Skinner’s Skinny House” written by former resident and writer Ann McGovern.

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Erik Conover - YouTube

So, that’s why the price tag on it is so high. Wikipedia reports that the home is currently owned by George Gund IV who is the son of sports entrepreneur Goerge Gund III.

Gund is reported to have bought the house in June 2013 for $3.25 million.

The external dimensions of the house are reported to be 9.5 feet by 42 feet. You immediately walk into the house to find a space that could be mistaken as a hallway but is actually the living room.

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Erik Conover - YouTube

The house has been renovated with modern lighting but the home’s original wooden plants have been kept for historical value.

The home then leads you to a galley kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and lots of cabinet space.

A spiral staircase will take you to the second and third floors. The kitchen will lead you out into the backyard which is basically like a tiny piece of central park in your backyard.

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Erik Conover - YouTube

The staircase also creates two distinct living areas in the building. You’ll find fireplaces on all three floors of the house.

The house does have a basement that could be a fourth bedroom. It has a bathroom.

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Erik Conover - YouTube

The second-floor bathroom has a gorgeous clawfoot tub.

And a huge window overlooking the trees in the backyard.

Get the tour of this extremely unique home in the video below!

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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