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Published:August 27th, 2009 17:31 EST
New York City's Thinnest House Requires A Fat Wallet

New York City's Thinnest House Requires A Fat Wallet

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Attention real estate buyers, the narrowest house in New York City is back on the market. The asking price for the three-story home built in 1873 in Greenwich Village is $2.7 million. Anthropologist Margaret Mead once lived in it, and Edna St Vincent Millay may have penned a poem in the narrow home. The house sold in 2000 for $1.6 million." 
A house that`s only 9 1/2 feet wide wouldn`t fetch more than $50,000 in most parts of the country, but you know what they say in the real estate business: It`s location, location, location!

This wafer thin dwelling is sandwiched in a narrow space that used to be an alley in a prime section of Greenwich Village. That`s why the current owner can get away with asking such a high price.

This home has uniqueness and celebrity going for it, anthropologist Margaret Mead one lived in it. Just imagine if Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears once lived there, once the house was fumigated it could easily be sold for $16 million.

There`s a sucker born every minute, I have no doubt the house will sell for the asking price