Monday, June 24, 2013

A former East Village funeral home is reborn as Townhouse 49

[Via Flickr]

The former Brettschneider Funeral Home at 49 E. Seventh St. just east of Second Avenue sold last summer for $4 million... and after renovations, Skyway Development Group has been marketing the new homes here, rentals that range from $4,900 to $9,250.



Here's the listing via Streeteasy:

Townhouse 49 is a first class boutique residential building …In a wonderful turn of the last century brownstone building, built in 1900, there is intimacy with exceptional style…the building, now meticulously renovated from top to bottom features tasteful condo quality finishes, unlike any other rental on the market..No expense has been spared to give the tenant the feeling of LUXURY in a very hip downtown location.. Perched on a tree-lined street, reminiscent of Old New York, but yet, a new vibrant and happening neighborhood, the East Village, Lower East Side , Union Square & Greenwich village are all in easy access..A new Day for the East Village.

Here are a few shots of a unit going for $8,450.







A "New Day for the East Village"?

The funeral home moved out in 2005/2006.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Another former East Village funeral home now on the market

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately they will probably rent these apartment before NYU's classes start in a couple of months.

Anonymous said...

Calling Zak Bagans.............

Gojira said...

This real estate twaddle that makes it sound like the buildings under discussion are somehow going to "save" or "improve" the EV drive me nuts. We were doing just fine - better, even - without them and their "new days" or "new East Village"s. I can't wait to see the shit they spew for the crap that will be replacing Mary Help of Christians.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, if these walls could talk...

Anonymous said...

I remember when families lived there, wondering if it was creepy to raise kids in a funeral home space.

They had to spare no expense to give it a feeling of LUXURY in order to cover up the creep factor of it being an old funeral home! Would've been "more hip" to keep that point as a selling point FYI!

Victoria McKenzie said...

At least they didn't tear it down and replace it with an ugly box.

Anonymous said...

Yep, welcome to the new NYC, where no one gets sick, grows old, or dies... wow! Cool!

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Dear Hints from Heloise,

My new luxury apartment in NY's swanky East Village features a foul stench of death and formaldehyde. is there a product on the market that will get rid of it or do I need to see an exorcist?

Thanks,
Ken