Manhattan rooftop cottage for rent for $17K per month

You may not be surprised to see a lovely cottage in the country. But you may be surprised to see it perched on top of a building on East 13th Street and Third Avenue in the East Village.

It's rare to find a house in the sky. And this one crowning a prewar condo is unique according to Candice Milano, the broker from The Shemesh Team at Corcoran Group representing the property now on the rental market.

The 1,972 square foot space's two floors feature wood-burning fire places, exposed brick walls, and nearly 800 square feet of outdoor space.

The loft-like home features 11’8” ceilings, restored exposed brick, hardwood oak floors, and crafted carpentry throughout. Spanning nearly forty feet, with South and West exposures, the corner living and dining room are separated by a brick archway and bookended by two wood-burning fireplaces.

According to the listing, the elevator condominium, now named Pear Tree Place, has portions dating back to 1865. Home to the original Kiehl’s and the site of Peter Stuyvesant’s famous pear tree which once flourished there for over two hundred years.

This slice of the country can be yours for $17,000 a month.