75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village a Hot Property

75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village carries a hefty price tag

Photo from http://s3.amazonaws.com/

Photo from http://s3.amazonaws.com/

Only in New York City would a 9-and-a-half-foot-wide house go for $2.7 million. That’s exactly what’s happening, though, as the house at 75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village is on the market. It’s the skinniest house in New York City, and though it is far from being the most expensive, it might cost the most per square foot.

The house at 75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village is 42 feet long and three stories high which makes the total square footage about 1,200 feet. Some houses in New York City, probably not far from 75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village, have bedrooms bigger than that.

How much per square foot

So, with a price tag of $2.7 million, the house at 75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village costs about $2,250 per square foot. Just for the sake of comparison, my college studio apartment cost 78 cents per square foot. Now that I think of it, maybe I should have stayed there. I’d have a lot of extra cash now.

Extra cash is exactly what someone will need in order to buy the house at 75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village. Its distinction as the narrowest house in New York City is enough to make the house famous, but it has a couple of other reasons for its fame. The Associated Press says:

It’s famous for other reasons, too. Corcoran real estate broker Alex Nicholas says anthropologist Margaret Mead and poet Edna St. Vincent Millay once called it home.

Is it worth it?

Even though 75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village reportedly has great light and a skylight, it’s tough to say whether the house is really worth $2.7 million. However, it is pretty safe to say that some buyers out there will pay the price.

The current owners bought the house for $1.6 million nine  years ago, so I’m sure they’re confident that they’ll get their asking price for the house, which was built in 1873. “Nicholas says it’s a place for someone who wants a little history,” says the Associated Press.

Greenwich Village

Other homes listed for sale in Greenwich Village right now range in price between $500,000 and $10 million. A loft apartment is listed for $575,000, so the $2.7 million price tag on the house at 75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village is probably no surprise to the residents around it.

Of course, everyone knows real estate is very expensive in New York City. I saw an apartment listed for $6,500 per month. I can’t even imagine making that much money, let alone spending that.

World record homes

The most expensive house in the world is a 27-story mansion in Mumbai, India that cost $1 billion. The world’s skinniest house is 7 feet wide and is located in Washington D.C. The biggest house in the world is Windsor Castle, located in England, Berkshire. The castle’s floor area is approximately 484,000 square feet.

Other recent posts by bryanh