Aaron Burr's New York home is asking for $10 million

Hamilton lovers take note. One of the West Village’s most photographed homes is back on the market for $9.99 million after a gut renov...


Hamilton lovers take note.

One of the West Village’s most photographed homes is back on the market for $9.99 million after a gut renovation.

Located at 29 Downing St. in historic Greenwich Village, the 25-foot-wide carriage house was originally built in 1829 on land that belonged to Aaron Burr, America’s third vice president, who sadly mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton – founder of the The New York Post and the first Secretary of the US Treasury – in a duel.

The house has been owned by artists for over 40 years.

John Bennett and Karen Lee Grant bought it for $155,000 in 1977 with a loan from previous owners. Back then, there was only one light bulb on each level, no bathroom, and just a gable for water.

In 2015, they listed him for $13 million. It sold in 2016 for $6.8 million. Now it’s back.

A portrait of Aaron Burr.
Burr was Hamilton’s infamous killer.
ART Collection / Alamy Stock Photo

The three-story home measures 3,620 square feet and features three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, and a curbside garage. The ground floor space is still used as an art gallery; the house is zoned for mixed use. The renovation reused the original wooden joists which were to be replaced with shelving.

Details include exposed beams, wide-plank hardwood floors, and a wall of folding glass doors that open to a terrace just under 900 square feet, surrounded by ivy-covered brick walls.

Inside the historic house.
The three-story home measures 3,620 square feet.
Eytan Weber for Evan Joseph Photography
Exterior shot of an outdoor dining area.
An outdoor kitchen and dining area at the historic address.
Eytan Weber for Evan Joseph Photography
A historic home interior.
Oh yeah, you can always poke around inside too.
Eytan Weber for Evan Joseph Photography

There is an outdoor kitchen on the patio with a gas grill, sunken garden and fire pit.

Inside, the house features an open kitchen with a breakfast bar, while an “industrial-chic” open staircase leads to the bedrooms on the top floor. A master bedroom features a wall of glass overlooking the sky-lit staircase and a spa-like bathroom. Two smaller bedrooms share another full bath with a frameless glass shower and skylight.

The ground floor features 14-foot-high ceilings, polished concrete floors, transom windows, and “glimpses into the garden below,” the listing notes, adding that the space could function as a ” “dream garage” for a car collector, art studio, gallery space, startup office or additional living space.

The listing brokers are Alex Heydt and Steven Clair of Compass.

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