Skinny House Goes For Fat Wad
New York City's skinniest house - measuring just a svelte nine and a half feet wide - has sold to an undisclosed buyer for a big, fat price: $2.75 million, reports the New York Daily News.
The West Village townhouse, located at 75-1/2 Bedford Street, was built in 1873. Some famous people have lived and entertained within its narrow walls. Folks connected to the arts and the sexual revolution, in fact.
Anthropologist Margaret Mead - whose academic reports are partially credited for changing sexual attitudes that lead to the sexual revolution of the 1960s - once lived there. So did poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, the first woman to ever win the coveted Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Oh, and don't forget well-loved actors Cary Grant and John Barrymore, who were one-time residents, too, according to Curbed.com.
How can so much history, let alone stuff, be packed into such a small space? New Yorkers and others living in small apartments can tell you: very carefully. Just check out this New York couple sharing 175 square feet.
By coincidence, the skinniest house in London is currently for sale, too -- and it's half as wide at just 66 inches wide. Amazingly, it is not the narrowest house in England, either.
Everybody squeeze in - small might just be the biggest trend around. The roof over your head may be the biggest reason to stick to your New Year's resolution to downsize your girth.