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Life Swap: What If You Left New York?

Say ciao to Tudor City.


This Umbrian stone villa would’ve seemed the stuff of pure armchair dreaming a few months back. That was before the euro took a Greek-debt-related hit, however, and suddenly its beamed ceilings, and five bedrooms, restored three years ago with traditional techniques and salvaged parts, are at least faintly within financial reach. That is, if you’re willing to give up the Tudor City penthouse at left; it’s been revamped from top to bottom, and has two terraces fitted with electrical outlets and plumbing for entertaining. That’s a fair trade for a house that comes with its own granary: The small attached building on the grounds can also serve as extra living space.

2 TUDOR CITY PLACE, APT. 15BN
The Facts: Two-bedroom, one-bath, 900-square-foot co-op.
Asking Price: $1.22 million.
Maintenance: $1,916 per month.
Agent: Linda Guido, Halstead Property.

VILLA IL FOSOLO, PIEGARO, UMBRIA, ITALY
The Facts: Five-bedroom, five-bath, 3,659-square-foot villa with swimming pool and granary.
Asking Price: $1.25 million (995,000).
Agent: Annette Elvey, Fox Residential Group.


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