Cultish “Hamilton” fans could see the Broadway musical 6,000 times or spend roughly the same amount to purchase the historic Aaron Burr House in Manhattan’s West Village—now selling for a $255,000 discount.
The 118-year-old townhouse sits on the property once owned by Burr, a Revolutionary War figure, third vice president of the United States and the man who famously shot Alexander Hamilton to death in a duel.
The three-bedroom, Federal-style home was taken off the market in January and has now returned with a slightly lower $5.495 million price tag and a bit of a facelift, including snazzy green shutters.
The sellers, listed in property records as BWLOW LLC, have also livened up listing photos of the historic home with staged, modern furnishings, according to listing agent Bernice Leventhal of Corcoran. Ms. Leventhal is listing the home alongside Sarah Thompson and Jake Kringdon, also of Corcoran.
Burr isn’t believed to have actually lived in the residence at 17 Commerce St., but the original home was reportedly built on land that he owned just north of his country estate, called Richmond Hill, around Bedford and Downing streets.
The home has plenty of historic charm beyond the “Hamilton” connection, including a brick-paved backyard patio, four fireplaces and wide-plank hardwood floors. A historic sign on the house reads “Aaron Burr House 1802.”
Another plaque explains that in 1822, during Burr’s lifetime, a plague swept through Lower Manhattan that caused mass exodus and paved the way for businesses to move into the area—thus how the road came to be named Commerce Street.
The current owner bought the house in 2013 for $4.48 million, according to property records. The owner spent a lot of time and money to get renovation plans approved from the city’s landmarks commission, Ms. Leventhal previously told Mansion Global; a perk that will save the next owner a considerable amount of time.
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