NYC’s famous skinny house in Greenwich Village last listed for $4.2M enters contract

October 10, 2022

Listing photos by Rich Caplan

One of New York City’s skinniest homes entered contract this week. At just nine-and-a-half feet wide, the townhouse at 75 1/2 Bedford Street in Greenwich Village is famous not only for its super slender frame but for its one-time resident, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. The home, known as the Millay House, hit the market in August 2021 for $4,990,000 but got a price cut this summer to $4,199,000.

The three-story home was built in 1873 in the Dutch style for Horatio Gomez, trustee of the Hettie Hendricks-Gomez Estate, which included the house next door at 77 Bedford Street. According to Village Preservation, the site was used as a carriage entranceway prior to the home’s construction.

As 6sqft previously reported, Millay lived at 75 1/2 Bedford Street from 1923 to 1924. Before that, a group of actors from the Cherry Lane Theater, including Cary Grant and John Barrymore, rented the home.

While the home only measures 999 square feet, with an interior that is only about eight feet wide, it contains three bedrooms, two full baths, and even a finished basement. The townhouse has been renovated, but original details remain, including its exposed ceiling beams.

The living room and kitchen, which features custom millwork and Italian marble countertops, can be found on the first level. The rear kitchen has French doors that lead to a backyard.

Taking up the entire second floor, the primary suite has a fireplace, built-in closets, and an en-suite bath that has access to a balcony. Two additional bedrooms with built-ins and fireplaces are found on the top floor, illuminated by a skylight. The finished basement has a bathroom and laundry room.

As the Wall Street Journal reported, the home was last purchased for $3.25 million by real estate inventory George Gund IV.

[Listing details: 75 1/2 Bedford Street at CityRealty]

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