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When we think of pretty little cottages, we often think of idyllic escapes out in the countryside. We would hardly ever think that a cedar-shingled cottage could exist in the middle of New York City.

However, such a sweet little cottage home actually exists and sold for a cool $3.7 million.

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Back in 2015, Curbed NY reported that there was an actual rooftop cottage in the East Village. Such rooftop cottages are a rare find in New York, but this one, which was on top of a Greenwich Street building, was a particularly enviable find. It even had a front porch!

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The cottage had been tenant-occupied for 15 years and had its very own kitchen and full bathroom, plus a cupola and wraparound terrace. It was also accessible via its own main entrance to the building, rather than through the penthouse that was right below it.

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As the New York Post shared, the cottage was being sold off by Gale Barrett Shrady. Shrady’s late husband had been sculptor, artist, and neighborhood improvement activist, Henry Merwin Shrady III. He had purchased the property back in 1980 when it was a vacant and rundown residence that required a lot of TLC. And that is exactly what he put into the property, creating what could only be described as “fairytale” property.

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Whoever bought it is one lucky homeowner!

What do you think of the house? Let us know!