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Requiem for a Dream House

In this week's Manhattan Transfers column, Michael Calderone reports on the sale of an East Village townhouse to Brooklyn-bred, NYU-educated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and his British actress fiancée Rachel Weisz. And lo and behold, there it is right above you?a five-story, one-family home on East 11th St. that the couple snagged for a cool $3.4 million. The place is only 13 feet wide, but it sports such enchanting and romantic features as a sweeping central staircase and high ceilings throughout. There's also a terrace off the second-floor kitchen that looks out onto a garden. The previous owner had possessed the townhouse for 35 years before putting the place on the market, and it will be delivered vacant to the couple, which?if you have a closer look at some of those furnishings?is probably not a bad idea for the director behind such gritty films as "Pi" and "Requiem for a Dream." The 11th St. location places Aronofsky dangerously close to the Great Dumpling War of 2005, a brutal affair we can only hope and pray the auteur finds inspiration in and adapts for the big screen.

Pictures and floorplans after the jump, y'all.


· Listing: 215 East 11th Street [Corcoran]
· Rachel Weisz's Real-Estate Spree [Manhattan Transfers]