Traditional Style for Contemporary New York. The Grinnell in the Audubon Park Historic District of Washington Heights showcases this unique Pre-war 2-Bedroom/1-Bathroom residence. The graciously proportioned pre-war home blends a rich historic character with chic downtown ambiance. A large, triangular foyer unfolds into the renewed wainscoted dining room with an elegance all its own.
Southern exposure brightens every room, all with treetop views. Original 1910 details, painstakingly refurbished, include hardwood floors, doors and frames, crown mouldings, deep baseboards, inlaid stained glass transoms, and 10-foot ceilings. Remodeled Gourmet Kitchen with Marazzi Italian porcelain flooring, granite counters, all GE S/S appliances, sink disposal, and your own washer/dryer. Updated bath with original soaking tub, stylish vanity and fixtures. Oversized closets throughout. Grinnell amenities include gym ($300/yr), storage locker (extra), bike room (free) and a roof deck with panoramic views of the Hudson. Resident Superintendent, porters and entryway attendant.
The Audubon Park community is a sought after cul-de-sac, where you can stroll, jog or bike along winding streets past grand pre-war buildings down Riverside Drive, then across the new Denny Farrell Pedestrian Bridge at 151st Street (ADA-accessible) to Fort Washington Park and the Hudson River Greenway. Swim, sport and relax at the Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, a 28-acre state-of-the-art facility offering diverse recreational, athletic and arts experiences for all ages, interests and abilities. Shop at the new Super Foodtown or dine at one of the multi-cuisine outdoor restaurants along Broadway.
You'll also have easy access to Columbia University's burgeoning Manhattanville campus, CCNY, and the world-class NY Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center.
Convenient transportation is literally across the street with the 1 train, M4, M5 and BX6 buses at 157th Street, and the C-train not far at 155th. There's quick auto access to the West Side Hwy at the 158th Street Exit and a direct route to the Major Deegan Expwy at 155th Street across Macombs Dam Bridge to Yankee Stadium.
This superlative home gives you options for COVID's new challenges such as a home office, classroom, or just spreading out.
See"Audubon Park Perspectives" news, views and historic information about the Audubon Park Historic District by the Audubon Park Alliance.
Available December 1. Owner pays listing-side fee. This is a co-op sublet. Pets on a case-by-case basis.