Narrowest House Has Location, Location, Location

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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.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Another story about celebrity real estate is today's last word in business. If you don't mind tight quarters, you might want to check out a house in downtown Manhattan's West Village. It's the skinniest house in the city and it's for sale.

This three-story home built in 1873 measures eight-and-a-half feet across on the inside. That means if you were to lay down, stretch out your arms, it's a good chance that you might be able to at least get close to touching both walls at once. You will find a little more space by going down into the finished basement through the trap door in the kitchen.

Now there is an aura of famous people to this sliver of real estate.

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INSKEEP: The Anthropologist Margaret Mead once lived in it. Edna St. Vincent Millay may have penned a poem in this narrow home, which is now selling for a very plump price of $2.75 million.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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