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188-Year-Old West Village House Hits the Market for $6M

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One of the oldest homes in New York City is seeking a new owner for $6 million. Located at 246 West 10th Street near Hudson Street, the home was built around 1826 and shares a quaint rear passageway and courtyard with its neighbors that was originally used as a horse-walk. The brokerbabble says that the courtyard was featured in the movie Serpico as Al Pacino's garden and that is was the inspiration for the courtyard scene in Alfred Hitchcock's film Rear Window. Inside the Federal-style home, there are six bedrooms, including two in the English basement, wide-planked hardwood floors, several fireplaces, and the top floor is lit by half a dozen skylights.

Public records show no sales of the home in the last two decades, so it's likely been owned by the same family for quite some time; StreetEasy lists the owner as Wendy Vanden Heuvel, a theater actress.
· Listing: 246 West 10th Street [Urban Compass via StreetEasy]