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A Townhouse Funeral Home Transforms Into $9,000 Rentals

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If you thought there was no more of the East Village left to gentrify, well, you were wrong. EV Grieve spotted a new crop of listings for luxury rentals at 49 East 7th Street, a handsome white townhouse formerly housed the independently owned Brettschneider Funeral Home. The home, which shuttered a good six or seven years ago, sold last summer for $4 million, and there are currently six apartments at "Townhouse 49" on the market, with the cheapest going for $4,900/month (for the two-bedroom, one-bathroom, sorta windowlessgarden unit) to a $9,250 three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit. Courtesy of the chichi Skyway Development Group, some of the apartments have terraces or gardens, all have hardwood floors, and none, of course, has any sepulchral remnants. They're pretty snazzy, and we're betting it costs more to live here for a month than it did to host a memorial service. But don't take our word for it.

Penthouse A, 3BR/2BA for $8,750/month

Penthouse B, 2BR/2.5BA for $8,450/month

Unit 1, 3BR/2BA for $8,500/month

Garden Unit, 2BR/1BA $4,900/month

· All Townhouse 49 listings [StreetEasy]
· A former East Village funeral home is reborn as Townhouse 49 [EV Grieve]
· All East Village Gentrification coverage [Curbed]