One of my past times is looking at old homes that are on sale. Of course, I’m of the millennial generation so many of these homes are well out of my budget, but a girl can dream, right? There is something about old homes that evoke a sense of nostalgic charm when looking at photos of them.
If you go around to other big cities you’re bound to find all sorts of hidden gems and interesting builds. No city is quite an architectural adventure like New York City. And there is one building in New York that is actually the most narrow residence in the whole of New York!
75½ Bedford Street in the West Village of Manhattan is better known as the Millay House. That is because the quaint, three-level townhome is the former residence of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet might be the home’s most well-known resident, but it actually housed a number of other famous artists back in its day.
While it had a star-studded past, it is quite famous in its own right for its measurements. It stands 8 feet 7 inches at its widest point, meaning that it is, in fact, the narrowest residence in the whole city. Check out the picture below from Instagram account @landmarksofny:
As a luxury real estate agent, Erik Conover, explained during a tour, “This is a look inside the NARROWEST Apartment in New York City. After showing you the SMALLEST Micro apartment in NYC we are now giving you a tour of the narrowest apartment in New York.”
Since that time, many modern upgrades have been made including strategic storage areas, built-ins, and murphy beds. Despite its slender stature, there is a great deal of vertical space to compensate.
Conover added, “…the three-story plus finished basement 1873 Dutch-style house has been renovated with a modern touch and aesthetic still it is featuring original details of the house. This gem of a townhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 4 wood-burning fireplaces, original exposed beams, and a fully finished lower level retreat.”
Personally, this is a famous house that I’d love to see whenever I get to New York since I absolutely LOVE Millay’s poetry. But given that her former house also has a record for being so small, I’m sure it’s quite interesting on the inside. Watch the tour below:SKM: below-content placeholder