Well rest assured. I thought I'd do us all a service and start laying out some of the ludicrous listings we face.
Let's start with this "West Village Cottage" at 5 Grove Court, a respite tucked away between Hudson and Bedford Street and immersed in rustic details usually saved for coming of age novels based in New England
Oh look at that, sure enough, according to Corcoran this little red brick beauty from 1842 "was the setting for O. Henry's story 'The Last Leaf' "
And just look at these details:
- Mature specimen trees (Eww, is that like creepy old man trees preying on saplings?)
- Shutters, window boxes, flower beds (Soil and shutters? Oh you fancy, huh?)
- Handsome working kitchen (God, Gene, next they'll want running water. Needy, needy.)
(I guess it's "handsome". More like "I've seen you with worse.")
- Lush gardens of ivy and 3 fireplaces (I ain't gonna lie: that be real nice.)
(Typical New York: the bed take up 3/4 the room.)
A literature inspiring private oasis in the heart of one of the most covetable neighborhoods in the city? Oh, this oughta be good
Annual Taxes: $12,194
But you can boast to your friends in the bread line that it was featured in Architectural Digest.
Got 4 Mil sittin' around: http://corcoran.com/property/listing.aspx?Region=NYC&ListingID=2209580