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NYC Rooftop Cottage Looks Like It Was Dropped By A Tornado

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NYC Rooftop Cottage Looks Like It Was Dropped By A Tornado

Looking for that classy New England cottage experience while still holding court in Manhattan's vibrant East Village?

Look no further. This Nantucket-style dream home is up for sale and the rooftop locale can't be beat.

Planted atop a brick walk-up on 72 East 1st Street, the architectural anomaly was dreamed up by the late artist and neighbourhood improvement activist Henry Merwin Shrady III. This was his "cottage in the country", his quiet space when the city became too much.

Shrady bought the entire building back in the 80s when it stood derelict and crumbling. He then renovated it and kept the 4th and 5th floor for his family, adding the cottage to the rooftop layout.

So, how does one go about buying a cottage in the East Village? Sadly, the adorable shingled structure can only be purchased in conjunction with the entire duplex penthouse below it. Meaning that unless you have $3.5 million laying around, this dream home is only available to New York's more moneyed class.

Via NY Post

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