“Pumpkin House,” one of Manhattan’s most unusual homes, is ready to sell

You pay a premium for everything in Manhattan, and that extends to cantilevered, cliffside manors.

The 1920s house that dangles over one of Manhattan’s highest points in Hudson Heights has been on the market since last August. But it looks like the owners are getting serious, as the price was just slashed from $5.2 million to $4.2 million.

For years, the unusual house has been known by locals as “Pumpkin House,” because of its face-like windows, which seem to glow at night to George Washington Bridge motorists, according to 6sqft.

Located at 16 Chittenden Avenue, the 17-foot-wide house is built on a steel foundation buried on a cliffside at West 186th Street. It was commissioned in 1925 by “Cleveland Walcutt, an engineer, on land purchased from the estate of James Gordon Bennett, the publisher of the New York Herald,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

The 3,144-square-foot house boast six bedrooms, windows on three sides, coffered ceilings, mahogany-paneled walls, an original marble mantle, and a balcony with some pretty nice views.

Check it out below.


[6sqft]