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In Contract: Charles Street's Garden of Eden

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A lot of observers chortle when a property that has languished on the market for a while suddenly gets a price increase, but you can't argue with results. And in the case of 134 Charles Street, the PriceUpper appears to have worked. The 50-foot-wide warehouse, built in 1911 and renovated in 1992 by its owner?artist Jennifer Bartlett?into 12,800-square-feet of awe-inspiring live/work splendor, sat on the market for nearly a year when the price was raised from $17.5 million to $19.5 million. It found a taker, as the Sotheby's listing now sports the "under contract" tag. The space, with its five bedrooms and five bathrooms and crackling fireplace, is something to behold on the inside, but the outside ain't half bad either. There are about 2,500-square-feet worth of multilevel gardens and terraces, including a picnic area that would help any wealthy detached West Village family bond. Speaking of, we'd murder our parents for that indoor pool. Wait, was that out loud?
· Listing: Rare 50' Artist's Studio/Residence [Sotheby's]