See this skinny little townhouse in Greenwich Village? It was built in 1873 in what was once just an alley. It’s a tight squeeze inside with living space that’s just 8 1/2 feet wide and 42 feet long. The photo above was taken of it in 1939 (I love old pics), and here’s how it looks today (via VirtualTourist.com):
It’s on the market for $2.7 million. According to the listing by Corcoran agent Alex Nicholas, the house has a parlor, kitchen, and dining area on the first floor, a double living room on the second floor, and a master bedroom suite on the third. The kitchen floor has a trapdoor that leads to a finished basement.
Its narrow dimensions aren’t its only claim to fame, however. Plenty of famous people have lived here over the years, including Cary Grant, John Barrymore, and the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.
It really seems like they’ve made the most of the space they’ve got with this house, even extending to balconies in back: