The rustic cabins of Manhattan

Who says you’re limited to a walkup, loft, or big-box apartment building when it comes to your housing options in Manhattan? Consider a cabin or cottage, examples of which can be found in various neighborhoods. 

This little brick number is in the West Village—worth about a million times more than the Unibomber’s Montana cabin.


High in the sky on Third Avenue is this chalet-like structure, with a lovely chimney:


An East Village abode that may be more hut than cabin. But look at that cute pseudo-thatched roof!


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5 Responses to “The rustic cabins of Manhattan”

  1. mykola (mick) dementiuk Says:

    Isn’t the rooftop in photo 2 on 13th Street and 3rd Avenue? I lived a block away and it looks very familiar. Place was seedy then…

  2. Jill Says:

    I’ve seen the cabins in the forest surrounding the town where the unibomber lived in Montana and I can tell you– that is a cabin, and comparitively, these are mansions in both size and demeanor.

  3. kenju Says:

    That is not faux thatch on the roof – it is cedar shakes (shingles).

  4. petey Says:

    there’s a number of the second sort in yorkville

  5. Nabe News: October 19 - Bowery Boogie | A Lower East Side Chronicle Says:

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