How Much Does It Cost to Sleep Where Kermit and Miss Piggy Slept?
If you're a freakish Muppet fan -- cough, Jason Segel, cough -- a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has arrived for you: Jim Henson's former Upper East Side townhouse, which served as the official Muppet Workshop in in the late 1970s, is on sale. So, just how much will it cost you to secure this 12,000 foot building where your favorite childhood characters -- including Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird, Kermit and Miss Piggy -- spent their formative years? Click through for the answer.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the house is going on the market for approximately $28 million. A small price to pay for Muppet memories? Jim Henson purchased the red brick facade home in 1977 for $600,000. Since Henson's 1990 death, the 117 E. 69th St. residence has passed hands twice, most recently to Warner Music Group head Edgar Bronfman Jr. who will be listing the townhouse so that he can spend more time in London.
· Kermit and Big Bird Slept Here [WSJ]