Former home of influential photographer Arbus on market

AP News
Posted: Apr 30, 2015 7:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Hidden from the sidewalks and bearing an address more suited for a Harry Potter film than a New York City street lies a house behind a house.

The former stable at 131½ Charles Street in Greenwich Village is concealed by a brick house. It's the former home of Diane Arbus, the famous photographer of eccentric and marginal people who lived there from 1959 to 1968.

The Wall Street Journal ( ) says the two houses are on the market for $13.5 million.

The backhouse is accessed through a 32-foot tunnel, a narrow horse walk where a groom would lead a horse to the rear yard.

Halstead Property broker Wendy Gleason says the asking price is similar to other single-family homes in the neighborhood.

Arbus killed herself in 1971.


Information from: The Wall Street Journal,