Image: Skinniest house in Manhattan
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This Aug. 1939 photo shows the narrow townhouse on Bedford Street in Greenwich Village. Built in 1873, the house is 9.5 feet wide and 42 feet long -- with an asking price of $2.7 million.
updated 8/26/2009 10:32:19 AM ET 2009-08-26T14:32:19

It's 9 1/2 feet wide and 42 feet long and is billed as the narrowest house in New York City. But there's nothing small about its asking price: $2.7 million.

Located at 75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village, the red brick building was built in 1873, sandwiched between 75 and 77 Bedford.

It's famous for other reasons, too. Corcoran real estate broker Alex Nicholas says anthropologist Margaret Mead and poet Edna St. Vincent Millay once called it home.

The three-story structure boasts plenty of light with large windows in the front and back, and a skylight.

The current owner bought it in 2000 for $1.6 million.

Nicholas says it's a place for someone who wants a little history.

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