New York's Narrowest Up for Sale

[youtube=]Two months after I posted about NYC's thinnest townhouses, the skinniest of them all is apparently renovated and for sale, whipping the real estate gossip mill into high gear.  From Sara Polsky at Curbed (with before and after photos of renovation): "'The half is back!' proclaimed an excited e-mail from a tipster this morning. And indeed it is: 75 1/2 Bedford Street, NYC's skinniest house, is back on the market. Dramatic price increases with each flip attempt are nothing new for the townhouse, which sold for $1.6 million in 2000, was asking $2.75 million in 2009, and found a buyer willing to pay $2.175 million in early 2010. Even so, the new price is a whopper at $4.3 million. "  From the London Daily Mail (with images including floorplans): "The narrowest house in the city, once home to Cary Grant and a modern tourist attraction in its own right, has gone on sale for a whopping $4.3million - double what it sold for just one year ago.  That's some $4,343 per square foot.  The hefty price increase is down to the renovations at number 75 1/2 Bedford St - though at just 9.5ft wide and 30ft deep, it's hard to envision what sort of renovations could have justified such a cost."  From Stacey Doyle at the Examiner: "Proving size doesn't matter when it comes to coveted housing in New York City, the skinniest house in the city just hit the market for $4.3 million.  It was built in the mid 1800s to fill in a carriage entrace leading to the property next door.  The home was host to famous folks such as John Barrymore, Cary Grant, Margaret Mead and Edna St. Vincent Millay.  The Greenwich Village home is three-story, 990-square feet.  A balcony overlooks a garden."  Bloomberg even has video (from last sale).