This West Village townhouse once belonged to Aaron Burr, an early vice president of the United States and the inspiration for the narrator of the hip-hop musical phenomenon “Hamilton.”

Or at least the property did.

Built in 1830, decades after Burr killed political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel, its 2,200 square feet still hold the charm of handsome fireplace mantels and wide-plank floors. It’s on the market for $5.75 million, as the New York Post first reported.

Burr, whom Hamilton once called “a voluptuary in the extreme,” likely did not gaze from these tall, colonial windows onto what is now Commerce Street. Although Burr was alive when the townhouse was built, most reports say he never lived in it. A plaque on the home reading “Aaron Burr House” cites the year 1802, before this particular townhouse was built.

The listing by Bernice Leventhal and Sarah Thompson of The Corcoran Group calls the street, formerly known as Cherry Lane, “an archive of 1800s art and architecture.”


Laid out on four floors, the townhouse offers a large dining room and adjoining kitchen on the garden level, with an expansive living room on the main level that boasts windows facing the street and a backyard garden. Bedrooms are on the upper floors, two of them with en-suite bathrooms.

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group.