One-of-a-Kind 20-foot wide semi-detached Romanesque Revival single family townhome in the Hamilton Heights historic district offers triple exposures and thoughtful modern updates alongside immaculately preserved original details. This corner home sits at the W. 141st Street entrance to Hamilton Terrace, directly across from the historic Hamilton Grange, with windows overlooking its park-like grounds and the neo-gothic towers of City College.
Built in 1889, 423 W 141st Street was one of the first of more than 100 homes built between 1886 and 1906 on Alexander Hamilton's one-time 32-acre estate. Silk importer turned real estate developer William De Forest's Hamilton Heights venture sub-divided Hamilton's estate into hundreds of lots, which were sold off and developed into a new premier residential enclave. Today Hamilton Terrace offers a quiet cul-de-sac feeling in the heart of vibrant Hamilton Heights.
From the wide exterior limestone staircase, a wood paneled vestibule welcomes you into the Parlor Level of the home. The entry foyers opens to a gracious formal living room to the left and wood-paneled dining room to the right, each with 10-foot ceilings and amazing natural light from triple eastern, western, and southern exposures. An elegant central staircase leads to the home's upper floors, which offer six total bedrooms and two renovated, light-filled bathrooms. The second floor offers two master-sized bedrooms, each with double exposures and abundant closet space, and the bathroom features an original clawfoot tub. Other exquisite architectural details include six working gas fireplaces with authentic mantels, original pocket doors, wainscoting, and oak parquet wood floors.
On the garden floor, which offers a separate street entrance, is an eat-in kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet and counter space, a large dining area, an original dumbwaiter, a half bath, and a glass door leading to a charming private patio/garden. Off the kitchen, a large utility room, currently used as a home gym and laundry room, offers exceptional storage space and a vented washer-dryer.
A short subway trip from Midtown, and minutes from the GW Bridge, Hamilton Heights is home to City College and walking distance to Columbia University's Manhattanville annex. Riverside Park and Riverbank State Park run along the Hudson on the neighborhood's western edge, and countless dining and shopping options like the Grange, Fumo, Trufa, and ROKC are available on Amsterdam and Broadway.