After three uneventful years on the market, this renovated carriage house, tucked away behind a row of townhouses at 217 East 5th Street, has switched brokers—from Corcoran to Elliman—and got itself some snazzy new pictures. One notable omission from the new listing is a floor plan, which emphasizes the building's, um, verticality. The house measures a generous 2,300 square feet, but is chopped up into five floors connected by tight spiral staircases. On the plus side, the courtyard and roof deck offer plenty of outdoor entertaining space and the modern renovation, if not exactly pulse-quickening, at least makes good use of the space. Thanks to a series of price chops, the buyer can feel like they scored a deal: this place first came on the market in 2008 for $5M and now it's asking $3.3M.
· 217 East 5th Street #2R [Streeteasy]