For $30K a Month, You Can Pretend to Live in a Well Appointed Florida Retirement Home

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Have you ever dreamed—at the end of the daily grind that is your Gotham-paced, workaday life—of returning to your very own Floridian, retirement community apartment?

Have you yearned for a home that conjures the laissez faire, laugh-track-accompanied lifestyle lived by The Golden Girls or Jerry’s parents on Seinfeld, but have been unable to rectify the time and cost of air travel and airfare with the rest of your lifestyle?

Well, if you make at least $360,000 a year in the course of that working life, we might have just stumbled upon your dream come true…But all sitcom allusions aside, we’ve recently come upon one of the oddest rentals that we’ve seen in quite a while: a two-bedroom, three-bath, West Village duplex rental currently being listed by CitiHabitiats, for the seemingly fantasy-fueled price of $29,000 a month.

Now, the place isn’t without its amenities and charms (doorman building, on-site gym, private terrace, gas fireplace, etc.), but, judging from the pictures on the listing, it also seems to be devoid of any character whatsoever.

And when we say the décor is sterile, we mean Florida sterile, incongruous palm trees and all.

Admittedly, the palm trees could go with a new renter but the overall feel of the place would still lack any of the NYC bona fides that warrant such an exorbitant monthly rent. A number that becomes especially absurd if the place is only offering up two bedrooms.

But, if you’re interested in that “Early Bird” lifestyle and you’re making more money than a crooked investor, we say “fair play” to both you and the good folks at CitiHabitats.

In fact, we’ll even Google you up a good, local blue plate special in the neighborhood.

tmcenery@observer.com

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