New York “Halloween house” on the market

One of the most distinctively designed homes in New York is currently for sale.

Engineer Cleveland Walcott was the man behind the “Piumpkin House” which resembles a Hallowe’en Jack-o-Lantern face when its lights are on due to the configuration of the windows.

Located at 16 Chittenden Avenue in Manhattan’s Hudson Heights neighborhood the property extends out over a cliff just north of the George Washington Bridge.

The three storey free-standing home recently went on the market for $5.25 million, which is up a few million since it last sold in 2011.

The house was built in the 1920s on a steel foundation sunk into a steep cliff at West 186th Street on land purchased from the estate of James Gordon Bennett, the publisher of the New York Herald