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I was in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan a week ago and was surprised to see 75 1/2 Bedford Street, between Commerce and Moore St, was for sale. This 9 1/2 feet wide, 42-foot-deep house has long been known as the narrowest in Greenwich Village. What makes it really unique, however, is that it is also known as a house whose occupants have included Edna St. Vincent Millay, anthropologist Margaret Mead, actors John Barrymore and Cary Grant and the cartoonist William Steig. The home was constructed around 1873 in a carriage drive between two homes that led to horse stables. Now the backyard is shared by all the surrounding residences.
A plaque on the wall outside announces that Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay lived here between 1923 -1924, during which time she won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for "The Ballad of the Harp Weaver and Other Poems." Millay later moved to a house in the Berkshire foothills where she spent the rest of her life.
So what is the current asking price for this charming little house? Around 2.5 million dollars, which is actually reduced from the original asking price of 2.7 million! If you'd like to see the interior of the house you can view pictures on the listing real estate site, and also watch this video tour of the interior from CBS news.
It is a cute little doll's house with lots of history, but would you like to live in it? I personally would not know where I'd put all my "stuff"! No, I'm not thin enough or rich enough for this house, but it does have the location factor that will tempt someone, I'm sure!
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