Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fabulous Firehouse Homes


It was recently announced that the Tribeca firehouse famous for starring in Ghostbusters is about to get vacated (along with 19 others) due to budget cuts. With news like this in New York City, thoughts turn immediately to real estate: what can be done with this newly available space?
Anderson Cooper paid $4.3 million in 2009 for a circa-1906 firehouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village. The four-story, 8,240 square-foot space still had the fire poles at the time of purchase, but by October, at least one pole had been removed, a fact known because Cooper’s interior decorator fell through the hole then promptly sued. Other than that, it’s not known what the inside of Coop’s firehouse looks like.


182 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA
Year Built: 1903
Bedrooms/ Baths: 2/2


Square Footage: 1891
Price: $549,000/off the market

The former Hose 3 was converted into three modern condos in 2006, and Unit 3, detailed here, features exclusive access to the engine house’s lookout post, with views of town and countryside. That unit also has exclusive access to a landscaped yard with bluestone patio, first-floor 14-foot ceilings, marble counters, cherry cabinets, high-end appliances, hardwood floors, a cedar closet and lots of storage space.


113 East 90th Street, New York, NY
Year Built: 1915
Bedrooms/ Baths: 9 rooms
Square Footage: 5,250
Price: $10,995,000

The property for sale detailed above is one of two units in this former firehouse building. Located in Carnegie Hill, the townhome is zoned for mixed use, it has three entrances, sizeable garden, plus a Manhattan rarity, an outbuilding: a stand-alone two-story ivy-covered stable.

182 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA
Year Built: 1903
Bedrooms/ Baths: 2/2
Square Footage: 1891
Price: $549,000/off the market

The former Hose 3 was converted into three modern condos in 2006, and Unit 3, detailed here, features exclusive access to the engine house’s lookout post, with views of town and countryside. That unit also has exclusive access to a landscaped yard with bluestone patio, first-floor 14-foot ceilings, marble counters, cherry cabinets, high-end appliances, hardwood floors, a cedar closet and lots of storage space.