Skinny Townhouse, $3¼ million.

Playing in the World Game

8 feet four inches wide at its widest spot, the narrowest townhouse in New York has sold for 3.25 million dollars.


990 square feet is described by the New York Post as “underfed,” but I compare that to my first home in south Provo, Utah, which had 800 square feet finished. Yes, there was an unfinished basement of the same size, but we didn’t use it for much except storing a few things.

This particular home was built in 1873, and has housed such famous individuals as Edna St. Vincent Millay, who wrote “Ballad of the Harp-Weaver,” there in 1923-24.


Edna St. Vincent Millay and husband Eugen Jan Boissevain in front of the townhouse.

I seriously don’t understand the economics of New York City, even though I grew up there. Who’s got the money to rent this place for $14,000 a month? The 1%, I guess.

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