The Cape Cod-style cottage on the roof at 72 E. First St. at First Avenue is now undergoing renovations... you can see from the street that part of the structure is now covered...
The cottage is part of the penthouse unit, which sold for $3.5 million last September after about six weeks on the market.
The work permits don't offer any specifics on the scope of work taking place.
Here's more on the space, per the original Compass listing:
The crown jewel of this offering is a loft penthouse built on the roof in design of a Nantucket cottage with weathered shingles, cupola and wraparound terrace. New Marvin true divided light windows and a glass block wall highlight extraordinary open views through three exposures. Direct access to the private roof terrace from double french doors create a charming retreat and a rare offering in all of Manhattan. The cottage includes a full bathroom and kitchenette.
As the Post reported last summer, Gale Barrett Shrady was the owner. The cottage addition was the handiwork of her late husband, artist Henry Merwin Shrady III.
She called the charming cottage a "magical little spot" that served as her son's bedroom through college.
[Image via Compass]
Previously on EV Grieve:
Penthouse with rooftop cottage sells on 1st Avenue
That penthouse with a cottage atop 1st Street and 1st Avenue is for sale