What Ever Happened to the Skinny House?
The skinniest home in New York City—just nine and a half feet wide—has sold for a reported $2.175 million, according to Zillow. The house, located in the West Village, was first listed for $2.75 million and later was cut down to $2.499. That's a pretty steep drop, but hey, it made if off the market.
But look a little closer, and it appears Skinny House is still without a final purchaser. The Multiple Regional Information Systems (MRIS) says the house, which listed in November 2008, was withdrawn from the for-purchase listings in August 2009. At that time, it was $950,000.
In July 2009, it was also listed for $4,800, as a rental. Current status: rented, with a price tag of $4,600. "We rented it to four very nice young women," says Ruth Boyer O'Dea, the real estate agent on the property. "They're young professionals." They moved in around August or early September and have a year-long lease.
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