Was this $10M Village pad originally home to Aaron Burr?

Hamilton lovers take note.

One of the most photographed homes in the West Village is back on the market for $9.99 million following a gut renovation. 

Located at 29 Downing St. in the Greenwich Village Historic District, the 25-foot-wide carriage house was originally built in 1829 on land that was owned by Aaron Burr, America’s third vice president, who infamously mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton — founder of the New York Post and first secretary of the US Treasury — in a duel.

The home was owned by artists for more than 40 years.

John Bennett and Karen Lee Grant bought it for $155,000 in 1977 with a loan from the prior homeowners. At the time, it had just one lightbulb on each level, no bathroom and just a sprocket for water.

By 2015, they listed it for $13 million. It sold in 2016 for $6.8 million. Now it’s back.

A portrait of Aaron Burr.
Burr was the infamous Hamilton slayer.
ART Collection / Alamy Stock Photo

The three-story home is 3,620 square feet and comes with three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms and a curb-cut garage. The ground floor space is still used as an art gallery;  the home is zoned as mixed use. The renovation repurposed original wood joists that needed to be replaced as shelving.

Details include exposed beams, wide-plank hardwood floors and a wall of folding glass doors that open to a terrace just under 900 square feet, enclosed by ivy-covered brick walls.

Inside the historic home.
The three-story home is 3,620 square feet.
Eytan Weber for Evan Joseph Photography
Exterior shot of an outdoor dining area.
An outdoor kitchen and dining area at the historic address.
Eytan Weber for Evan Joseph Photography
An interior of the historic house.
Oh yeah, you can always nosh inside, as well.
Eytan Weber for Evan Joseph Photography

There’s an outdoor kitchen on the terrace with a gas grill, a sunken garden and a firepit.

Inside, the home features an open kitchen with a breakfast bar, while an open “industrial-chic” staircase leads to bedrooms on the top floor. A main bedroom comes with a glass wall overlooking the sky-lit staircase and a spa-like bathroom. Two smaller bedrooms share another full bathroom with a frameless glass shower and skylight.

The ground floor features 14-foot-high ceilings, polished concrete floors, transom windows and “glimpses into the sunken garden,” notes the listing, adding that the space could work as a car collector’s “dream garage,” an art studio, gallery space, startup office or additional living space.

The listing brokers are Alex Heydt and Steven Clair of Compass.

Real Estate

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