The “Royal Tenenbaums” house in Harlem now offers a $ 40 Airbnb stay
HARLEM, NY – The famous Hamilton Heights home that caused a stir when it was rented out last week is back with a new offer: a two-night stay for just $ 40.
The extravagant six-bedroom house on Convent Avenue and West 144th Street is famous for appearing in “The Royal Tenenbaums,” Wes Anderson’s 2001 film about a large, dysfunctional family.
Last week, the 8,000 square foot mansion appeared in a real estate ad for the first time since 1999, with an asking rent of $ 20,000 per month.
Based on this news, the owner announced on Wednesday that the Tenenbaums house has been listed on Airbnb, offering a two-night stay for two people in one of the bedrooms of the house, starting May 29.
Reservations open at noon on May 26 on a first come, first served basis.
Besides its cinematic renown, the home at 339 Convent Ave. has a historical legacy. Built by 19th century developer Jacob D. Butler, the five-story home has hosted guests including former mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, and once housed politician Charles H. Tuttle, who challenged Franklin D. Roosevelt for governor in 1930, the list says.
Spanning 6,000 feet, the iconic home offers plenty of space for guests to rest and relax amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City, with a formal living and dining area, a chef’s kitchen, and a grand hearth, ”the list boasts.
“Special touches such as original stained glass, decorative woodwork, gas fireplaces and fully modernized bathrooms will allow guests to experience the best of the past and present.”