A beautiful single-family townhouse with private parking in Hamilton Heights.
This statuesque townhouse is located at 433 West 147th Street in Harlem’s landmarked Sugar Hill. Where the maestro Duke Ellington once called home. The neighborhood is part of the historic Hamilton Heights district. This stunning limestone barrel-front townhouse nestled between Convent Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue on one of the prettiest quiet tree-lined blocks in the neighborhood.
This Romanesque Revival home was designed by Frederick Browne and was built for the original owner/developer Mary Cahill in 1895. Inside, you will find all of the period details, floors, tilework, and woodwork (including quarter-sawn oak wainscoting; oak and mahogany pocket doors; and six decorative fireplaces with majolica tile and stunning mantelpieces), all immaculately preserved and/or restored.
Alone this house would be a rare gem, but add in a private driveway with a grand gate, and a double-size meticulously landscaped backyard and this home is perhaps one-of-a-kind in Manhattan.
This property offers three pristine floors with approximately 3077 square feet of living space: five bedrooms (the smallest is perfect for an office) and four full baths featuring skylights, windows, radiant heating, tin ceilings and even rare beautiful 65.5” earthenware tub a remnant of the famed congress Hotel in New Jersey. The kitchen features a “Splendour Gold'' granite countertop, a large expensive 4 3/4" thick x 24 1/4" x 60" End Grain Brazilian Cherry Checkerboard butcher block, top of the line Bosch and Viking appliances as well as radiant flooring. This townhouse is adorned with beautiful french doors, including one leading onto a Juliet balcony with exquisite wrought iron details. Outdoors, there is 600+/- of an outdoor interlocking paved area comprising a driveway and patio area. The home also features two beautiful outdoor Ipe wood decks, one off of the kitchen/dining room and one off the upper back bedroom.
Finally, this property offers you a serenity overlooking an enchanting sprinkled garden full of chirping birds, greenery, and tranquility, in addition to a colorful array of flowering trees and flowers in the spring that make you feel that you a living in an oasis in the countryside rather than one of the world’s most bustling metropolitan cities.
The 145th St A and D express and B and C local trains are at the far corner of the block, with the 145th St 1 train a few blocks away on Broadway. Also in the neighborhood are many upscale restaurants and pubs as well as great casual food, from Dominican to Asian to Italian. Good food shopping, urgent care, bodegas, cleaners, and coffee houses are all within a block or two. The Harlem School of The Arts, City College, Jackie Robinson Park, the Alexander Hamilton Grange in St Nicholas Park, Riverbank State Park round out this wonderful residential neighborhood.
This rental also avails the following:
Washer and Dryer on 2nd floor
One Car private parking area
Central AC on the main level, as well as separate slip ac unit systems in all the bedrooms.
High-end security and fire alarm system linked to police and fire station
Additional designated storage area and bike space available in the cellar TBD for bikes
Additional Commercial washer and dryer in basement
Sonos music system
Communal Garden family use only
Potential renter required to have personal renters’ insurance
Note: The ground floor apartment with its separate private entrance is retained by the homeowners as an occasional pied-a-terre