The penthouse at 72 East 1st Street in New York City has been on the market all of one day, but the listing broker already has 30 interested parties lined up to see it.
That's because it happens to be one of the most unique properties in the city, with 2,736 square feet of living space separated into the shingled rooftop cottage and two duplexes below. Curbed "basically the perfect hideaway where you could forget that you live in New York City."
"In a day when there are so many cookie-cutter apartments being built, you feel the history in this one," says Nick Gavin, who has the . "When you get into this house you kind of feel like you're somewhere else."
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In a building that dates to 1868.
The cottage itself has a bedroom and bathroom along with a wide wraparound terrace overlooking a nearby park.
This one features a double-height great room with 18-foot ceilings and a balcony. There are 22 windows throughout the property, and two wood-burning fireplaces.
The current owner's late husband was an artist, and she's selling because she's spending more time in Martha's Vineyard, Gavin says.