Friday, August 2, 2013

What it costs to get away to the country on East 9th Street



If you have a lot of money and yearn to escape to the country without leaving East Ninth Street, then — well!

This house between Avenue A and First Avenue might be for you!

To the Town listing:

Country-House-in-the-City + location, location, location! Prime East Village Entire 4 story historic Manhattan Townhouse + Enormous densely green garden on one of the best East Village blocks. Walking distance to Astor Place, Union Square and major subway lines. This 6 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms house can be a 1 family or 2 family. Features include gorgeous floor to ceiling French windows, Classic parlor floor dining/living room with high ceilings, diagonally laid Victorian wood floors & the French windows... large, sunny extra atelier or work room. Available furnished or partially furnished. Country House in City is perfect description.

This unique house has been featured in Law & Order and movies.



And the asking price? $14,000. [Added: A month to rent.]



Or you could just take Metro North to, say, Sloatsburg for the weekend.

14 comments:

jason said...

14k? Sold!! I suspect a few zeros are missing.

EV Grieve said...

@ Jason

Ah! $14,000 is the rent for a month! I added that in brackets!

Anonymous said...

...if you have to ask, you can't afford it (as that old saying goes.) It is a cute house...but...gees.

Anonymous said...

The outdoor seating looks like crappy stuff though which is weird considering how much cashola must have gone into that house.

nygrump said...

I was just looking at listings in northern New Hampshire where you can literally buy a house and land for that amount.

Anonymous said...

I love how the realtors describe it as 4 storey - when the pictures clearly show a 3 storey building with a basement/cellar.

Why do they lie so blatantly? Oh, yes, they are realtors

Makeout said...

Thank you Grieveipedia.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Well if it's a country house in the city, screw the extra atelier...turn it into a tool shed. You'll need a place for the lawn mower and stuff.

Goggla said...

Meh. Doesn't have a slide.

sinestra said...

That looks so pretty and peaceful. That's what people used to crave in NYC, a peaceful place with strong walls to insulate them from the outside hustle and bustle. Now there are so many windows in new buildings it's like you're living in a diorama or maybe a cage at the zoo.

rob said...

It was no doubt originally a single-family house, but probably was used as a mulitple dwelling for 150 years. This is the fourth multiple dwelling in this neighborhood being refitted as a single-family house (not including the Death Star which may still have a chance of attracting offices).

Is this the future of the neighborhood? Are we becoming Greenwich Village? This is not middle class talking here. This is 1% slumming.

Anonymous said...

Dunno, Rob. Maybe the Death Star will become a single family power dwelling one of these days. With a slide for Goggla's visits.

rob said...

You know the old saw, People who live in glass houses shouldn't put the slide facing the window.

Goggla said...

Maybe a slide will be installed after all...

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/01/02/actor_alan_cumming_buys_east_village_townhouse_for_465m.php