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The West Side Home of Elvis's Photographer Lists for $4M


The townhouse at 33 West 94th Street is less than 13 feet wide, but buyers looking for a slice of history shouldn't mind the narrow space. Not only is the home full of features that make preservationist weak in the knees—six carved fireplace mantels, mosaic terracotta tiling, and lots of ornate oak woodwork, including an intricate spiral staircase with decorative arches and Corinthian columns—but for the last 50 years, it was home to photographer Alfred Wertheimer, famous for his iconic photos of Elvis Presley (h/t Daily Intel). Before the musician shot to fame, RCA hired Wertheimer in 1956 to photograph Elvis for three days, resulting in "the most important and compelling images ever taken of the greatest rock 'n' roll icon of all time," according to the Wertheimer's publisher and curator. Wertheimer died last fall, and his longtime home is now on the market for $3.995 million.

· A Look Inside the House Where Elvis's Photographer Lived [NYM]
· Listing: 33 West 94th Street [Elliman via StreetEasy]