West Village townhouse known as the “Aaron Burr House” recently sold for $4.8 million, marking the latest change of ownership for the historic home, Architectural digest reported.
The historic townhouse sits on property previously owned by Aaron Burr.
The home, which spans four floors and includes two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, retains much of its original detailing, including wide plank hardwood floors and door hardware. The house also includes an office and an impressive count of four fireplaces. The backyard even features a sprawling garden.
The property features a plaque commemorating Burr on its exterior. However, the house for sale was built in 1899, long after Burr died
The 2,200-square-foot house on Commerce Street was first listed in October 2016 for $5.75 million. It was taken off the market in January 2017 and relisted at $5.495 million in April 2017, Mansion Global reported.
The price was dropped to $4.995 million in November 2017, according to StreetEasy.
The 19th century townhouse at 17 Commerce Street was built on land once owned by the infamous Burr, who killed Alexander Hamilton in an 1804 Duel. The famous duel took. place in Weehawken, NJ . The duel was the culmination of a long and bitter rivalry between the two men. Hamilton was a Federalist, while Burr who was the nation’s 3rd Vice president serving with Thomas Jefferson was a Democratic-Republican. This famous incident is the subject of Broadway smash “Hamilton”
The home was purchased by artist Walton Ford, whose artwork can be seen in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the New York Post reported.
The popularity of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” play on Broadway helped with the listing, according to the Corcoran Group’s Bernice Leventhal, who co-listed the property with Sarah Thompson, Real Deal reported.
By Austin Myers