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East Village's hidden rooftop cottage returns, asking $19K/month

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The rental was previously on the market a year ago asking $17k/month

One of New York City’s most unique homes is back on the market just over a year after it first listed as a $17,000/month rental. The charming, brick-clad rooftop cottage has hiked up its price however, and is now asking $19,000/month, EV Grieve reports.

But if that’s too much of a stretch, the apartment can still be rented for $17,000/month, only it will come unfurnished at that price.

The three-bedroom home is bedecked with exposed brick walls that were restored by the new owner, hardwood oak floors, over 11-foot-tall ceilings, four wood-burning fireplaces, and a solarium that leads to the second level of this duplex apartment. The second floor features two private terraces offering just under 800 square feet of space.

This rooftop cottage has had quite the history: The rarely available condo last sold for $4.4 million in August 2015, just a few months after it came on the market. Soon after that, the cottage was engulfed in flames, though firefighters were quickly able to bring the situation under control, and no one was injured.

The building this penthouse is in is also home to the original Kiehl’s store, which started off as a pharmacy in 1851. The Kiehl’s family lived above the pharmacy at that time, according to the broker on rental cottage listing. The rooftop rental is available for short term and long term leases ranging from three months to 12 months.