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Live Where They Lived



The Real World House
Where: 632 Hudson Street.
What: An 8,000-square-foot two-family residence with a triplex plus a floor-through apartment and a ground-floor space available for commercial use.
Asking price: $22 million.
Agents: Jan Hashey, Abigail Agranat, and Steve Halprin, Douglas Elliman.

This West Village behemoth housed fifteen video cameras, 142 studio lights, a mile of cable, and seven strangers, picked to live here when The Real World returned to New York for its tenth season in 2001. The circa-1847 townhouse turned general store turned sausage factory was painstakingly renovated by actress Karen Lashinsky in the mid-nineties, and it’s easy to see why the building appealed to the scouters at MTV: This light-filled atrium has three stories, a grand staircase with ornate railings salvaged from an old hotel, and a fireplace tall enough to walk into. Post-MTV, the building, which includes a Prohibition-style speakeasy in the basement, was restored to its pre–Real World state—the pool table is long gone—and is being rented out as a space for photo shoots, weddings, and private parties until 2016. (So if you choose to buy it, you’ll have to wait a little to move in.)


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