Step back in time and marvel at this restored, 4,500 square feet, 2-family 19ft townhome, overlooking the famed Morris Jumel Mansion. Harkening back to an era when craftsmanship and attention to detail defined lifestyle, yet updated for modern living. Owner's Triplex with 5 bedrooms and exclusive Garden Access. Renovated 1 Bedroom Investment property with stable income.
Townhouse Features: This illustrious High-Victorian Townhouse is brimming with original details: its beckoning Mahogany front doors lead to a sumptuous decorated hand-carved staircase in European cherry with a lion entry banister, original wainscoting throughout, 6 individually-crafted tiled fireplaces with mirrors, extravagantly decorated vintage tin ceilings which soar over 11ft high, new handmade wooden windows with working wood shutters on every floor, lovingly kept Herringbone parquet flooring, and delicately etched glass doors. Outside this elegant and spacious home is a 52-ft manicured garden with a fountain, a fully renovated front yard dressed in bluestone, including two raised flower beds, and a rare Edgecombe coat of arms at its entry!
Layout: This intelligent layout is the key to great living! The floorplan carries over 4,500 square feet of space over 4 luxurious floors with an additional finished basement /recreational room, 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths inclusive of an income-earning apartment on the Garden floor with a separate entrance. For the owner's triplex, the renovated Kitchen is located on the Parlor floor level alongside the separate dining room, living room and half-bath. The large eat-in gourmet kitchen is spacious, stretching the full width of the house, with hand-made cabinets, granite counters, and a full walk-in pantry! Through handmade French doors, there is access on to a raised deck, from which steps lead to the 52ft garden. Indoor and outdoor living at its best! The living room has two large windows facing south with open views of the Park and the fabled cobblestone streets leading to the Mansion. The fantastic tin designed ceilings over 11ft high and a glorious sense of space make this Parlor floor such a rare find! On a cold night, light up the glowing woodstove and indulge. On a warm summer day, enjoy time in the garden and luxuriate in the sun! The 5 bedrooms and two full bathrooms are located on the top two floors above the Parlor floor. The opulent sun-filled Master Bedroom has parquet floors, three large working sash windows facing south, overlooking the Morris-Jumel Mansion and the mature trees of the Park, a high ceiling, abundance of light, a dressing room with a marble sink and amazing built-in tiger maple closets, and a working fireplace. The Master Bathroom has Carrera marble walls, a classic claw foot tub, separate shower and gorgeous large art deco Diamond black and white marble floor. On the same floor sits the second spacious bedroom, also with a well-appointed dressing room. The top floor has the remaining three bedrooms, a small kitchen, washer and dryer and gorgeous skylights filtering light in. Each of the bedrooms facing the front of the house has beautiful streaming light, all with breathtaking views of lush trees and open views.For added space, secure rental income, or multi-generational living, the Garden floor comprises a wonderfully light, fully modernized 1-Bedroom floor-through Apartment. The sunny living room features an original fireplace and mantle, and full-length recessed windows with shutters. The well-equipped kitchen boasts granite counters and a full set of hand-made closets. The quiet bedroom has sliding doors to the garden terrace. The bathroom has an over-sized tub as well as a large shower. A washer and dryer are discreetly plumbed in. The modernized full-height basement level has a large family/movie room or home office (plumbed for a wet bar), together with a full bathroom and separate storage, that may be used by the owners or annexed to the rental apartment.
The neighborhood: 427 West 162nd Street is located in one of New York's most storied neighborhoods, the Jumel Terrace Historic District, near the majestic Morris-Jumel Mansion and the remarkable cobblestoned Sylvan Terrace. In this quiet enclave, people have enjoyed the sublime wide streets, lush gardens, and trees stretching across lyrical townhouses for over 100 years. The house sits in the best position in the entire gorgeous tree-lined boulevard, overlooking the Park with no buildings in the way of sun-filled days. Steps from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, the neighborhood is rich and alive in history. This is where George Washington, Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, George Gershwin, and many other jazz Masters have called home. Today, the literature, art and music scene is still very much alive and tremendously vibrant: 427 West 162nd Street is a central feature in the famous movie "Still Alice". Add the modern-day conveniences - the upcoming NorthEnd food market, the revitalization of High Bridge Park and the newly renovated C train on the corner - with the many new fantastic restaurants that have arrived, and it becomes an unbeatable place to live and call home. "History is yours to make."