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Charming little co-op at Chelsea’s ‘Muffin House’ wants $950K

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The 500-square-foot apartment comes with access to a hidden courtyard

Photos via Corcoran

Prepare to have “Do You Know the Muffin Man?” stuck in your head for the rest of the day. A cute little Chelsea studio just hit the market (h/t New York Post), and the apartment is noteworthy because of the building it occupies—a townhouse that once served as the site of a bakery used by Samuel Bath Thomas to craft the baked goods that still bear his name.

According to an old New York Times piece, the building’s provenance was discovered only a decade ago, when the owners of a ground-floor apartment found an enormous oven buried behind the basement’s walls. Now, a plaque proclaiming the townhouse “The Muffin House” is located near the front door—and this top-floor apartment, asking $950,000, is up for grabs.

Though the listing, held by Corcoran, calls it a one-bedroom, it’s more like a studio with a not-quite-full partition separating the bed area from the common space. The apartment itself is pretty cute: it has high ceilings, a skylight, a new (and rather fancy) kitchen, and decorative details like exposed brick and a wood-burning fireplace.

And while the apartment itself is small—approximately 500 square feet, according to the listing—it also comes with access to the building’s hidden, shared courtyard, itself a charming little oasis.