The landmark townhouses at 25-41 Harrison Street have not always been seen as worth top dollar: even after their exteriors were redone in 1975, the city put them on the market for only $35,000 to $75,000 (after one archicritic compared the new facades unfavorably to Disneyland). What does that translate to, 36 years and presumably several renovations later? In January, the answer to that question was $5.625 million, the price of 27 Harrison Street. Now, after a PriceUpper yesterday, that number is $6.5 million.
To go along with its new price tag, 27 Harrison also has a new broker, townhouse queen Paula Del Nunzio. This means, of course, lengthier brokerbabble taking us through the home's entire history and layout. A sample: "The top floor comprises the master suite, graciously laid out with vaulted ceilings, dormer windows, a large fireplace, and an open floor layout allowing light to effortlessly pass end-to-end. A large stall shower is positioned opposite a copper bathtub which has been carefully installed beneath two skylights providing moonlight views from the bathtub." Does the rephrased description of that copper soaking tub justify an extra almost-$1 million?
· Listing: Harrison Street - $6,500,000 [BHS]
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