A piece of American history is for sale. Vice President Aaron Burr's Greenwich Village townhouse is on the market for $5.75 million, which is just a little bit more than Hamilton tickets are going for on Stubhub.
While a plaque on the property reads "Aaron Burr House 1802," the politician is believed to never have lived in this Commerce Street townhouse, which was actually built in 1830—26 years after he killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Instead, Burr owned the land, which was north of his Richmond Hill country estate (now Bedford and Downing Streets).
Either way, the three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhouse still retains some of that 19th century charm: wide plank floors, original door hardware, four fireplaces, and a private brick patio.
- 17 Commerce Street | Corcoran