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Blogging Pioneers Want $5M for Rectory-Turned-Townhouse

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It's a modern-day real estate fairy tale, New York City-style. Two pioneers in the blogging world met online, fell in love, got married... and then bought a 19th-century church rectory from St. John's Lutheran Church on Christopher Street in the West Village, turning it into a four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhouse. Jason Kottke (yes, of the fanatically read eponymous blog) and Meg Hourihan (who co-founded the Blogger platform, Kinja, and others) just put their home on the market for $5,250,000 after what the brokerbabble calls a "meticulous renovation." They paid $2,885,000 for the rectory in 2007, so they'd be looking at some IRL money if it goes for ask. There's no floorplan available, but the house has a skylight and a lovely back garden, plus charming details (some original) like fireplace mantles made of marble, window shutters, moldings, pine floors, a skylight, and a clawfoot tub.

· Listing: 79 Christopher Street [Corcoran; StreetEasy]
· Meg and Jason [New Yorker]