Scouting NY's Nick Carr took a look at the "floating farmhouse" on East 29th Street in Kips Bay recently, and found a restored exterior of a former junk shop in a building whose origins are concealed by the passage of time. Property records and the original shape of the plot of land where it is now located indicate that the building may date back to the 1700s (the AIA Guide dates the house to circa 1790). Surprisingly, the Rose Hill Historic House is not a landmarked structure, despite its age and wood frame anachronistic appearance among its neighbors on Manhattan's streetscape. The house now rents as a 3BR/2.5BA apartment for $6,000 a month.
· The Floating Farmhouse on East 29th [ScoutingNY]
· 203 East 29th Street [StreetEasy]