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Renovated Townhouse is the $4.55M Prize of Murray Hill

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The townhouses of Murray Hill don't get the same respect as their brethren in the West Village or Upper East Side, but they too are able to make us question the life decisions that have led us down a path of not being able to walk out of our own French doors and into our private yard. Here's one fresh off the sold pile. The renovated 133 East 38th Street comes in at four floors and just under the coveted 20' wide mark. Check out the listing for the full breakdown and a whole bunch of capitalization, but highlights include a terrace and landscaped garden (is that Astroturf?), a "potential 5th floor" and a "Murray Hill ARCHITECTURAL AWARD for the best HISTORIC RESTORATION." No speech?

The house was listed in July for $4.995 million and sold for $4.55 million. Back in 2002, in what we imagine was its pre-award-winning state, it sold for the lowly $1.625 million. Maybe these houses aren't flying as under the radar as we thought? Here's the floorplan:

· Sold: 133 East 38th Street [StreetEasy]
· Listing: 133 East 38th Street [Corcoran]