All photos courtesy of Regina Fleming Photography
Last week, the Hamilton Heights house made famous in Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums hit the rental market for $20,000 per month. This week, Airbnb announced the iconic mansion will be available to book this Memorial Day Weekend for just $20 per night. Bookings will open on May 26 at noon for one, two-night stay at the 1899 brownstone beginning May 29.
Before Anderson filmed his comedy-drama at the home, 339 Convent Avenue was already somewhat of a notable address. Designed by Adolph Hoak, the architect behind several houses on this block, the 120-year-old brownstone was home to U.S. Attorney Charles H. Tuttle who ran for governor in 1930 and lost to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. According to the rental listing from Compass, Tuttle regularly hosted well-known guests like Fiorello LaGuardia and James Russell Parsons.
The home measures 6,000 square feet, stretches 100 feet wide, and features a unique five-story turret. There are six bedrooms, four and a half baths, and an elevator that serves the first three floors.
Lovely architectural elements are found throughout the home, including original stained-glass windows, impressive woodwork, and six gas-operated fireplaces.
As part of the Airbnb stay, guests will have access to the first four floors of the home, which includes one bedroom with a queen bed. A “socially distanced concierge” will greet the visitors upon check-in, according to the listing.
“The Charles H. Tuttle mansion – an 1899 brownstone in Manhattan’s Hamilton Heights – is best-known for its prominent role in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums,’ but, there’s more to discover at this idyllic home, which has also played an important role in New York City history,” Lana, the brownstone’s owner, writes on the Airbnb listing. “That’s why I’m excited to invite two guests to experience its historic splendor.”
For those interested in this unique stay, booking opens at 12 p.m. on May 26. Find out more here.
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Photo credit: Regina Fleming Photography