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Washington Heights' Great Pumpkin Returns to the Market

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As the season of jack-o'-lanterns and pumpkin pie rolls to an end, Washington Heights' somewhat oddly named Pumpkin House?so called because its odd window pattern resembles a jack-o'-lantern?has returned to the market. The owner, decorator William Spink, paid $1.1 million for the house in 2000, according to the Journal, but the experience of fixing the roof and facade cured him of any desire to live in a house rather than an apartment building. Perhaps his experience is off-putting to others as well, because the 16 Chittenden Avenue house failed to sell when it was asking $3.45 million in 2005. This time, the place is listed for $3.9 million. Trick or treat?
· Listing: 16 Chittenden Avenue [GHK]
· For Sale: Pumpkin With a View [WSJ]
· On the Market: Cliffside Jack-O-Lantern in the Heights [Curbed]