About this property
Located on a beautiful street in historic Hamilton Heights, 452 W 144th Street is a stunning semi-detached brownstone that is reminiscent of classic New York. With an abundance of space, ample light from having north, south, and east wall exposures, and enough rooms to make Manhattan feel like the most spacious place on Earth – this home easily fills you with a sense of luxury and warmth. There are a total of 9 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a rear deck, and a possible roof deck. This 16-room home features a front and back garden granting the owners the opportunity to be surrounded by nature in an otherwise busy city.
Starting on the garden level is an optional secondary apartment, allowing for additional income. With its own entrance located under the front stoop as well as internal stairs, this space has its own 3 heating zones, gas and electric utilities, bathroom, private laundry, 2 bedrooms, closets, and windowed living room facing the back garden.
The main house has everything that calls you back to a time when New York was establishing itself as a world power and dripping in charm. The massive foyer is accompanied by the original mirror and bench, 11-foot ceilings with skylight, quarter-sawn oak floors, and custom molding throughout. Immediately off the foyer, the sun-drenched living room gives way to a library with detailed built-in shelving that leads to a formal dining room with direct access to the back garden allowing for easy and functional access to barbecues in the summer while entertaining guests.
The chef’s kitchen located off of the dining room is fully renovated with top-of-the-line stainless steel Thermador appliances. With granite countertops, tiled backsplash, and gorgeous, custom cabinetry this kitchen is a dream. The layout of the first floor is perfect for hosting holidays, gathering friends, and enjoying the glamor and energy of New York City.
The original, cherrywood staircase takes you to the upper levels of the home. The first floor at the top of the landing has a large, hallway closet and two bedrooms each with a closet. The front room is the entire width of the house while the large back bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom. The two rooms are connected by a dressing area that is large enough to host a custom closet. Continuing upstairs to the next level are 4 additional bedrooms each with a closet, a hall closet, and a full windowed hall bathroom that includes a secondary washer and dryer and another closet. The top floor is a full guest suite with its own bathroom, multiple closets, sun-facing exposure for full light all day, and access to what could possibly be a roof deck. This home is as high in stature as it is in luxury living.
This home and all of its grandeur is located in Hamilton Heights, giving you access to the A, B, C, D, and 1 trains. You are one stop from the shopping and dining of 125th Street where you can find Whole Foods, Target, Trader Joe’s, and a lot of fine and delicious dining. Hamilton Heights also boasts some of the best new restaurants, bars, and shopping along Broadway, all while being only minutes away from the classics of the Upper West Side.
Listing Courtesy of Michael Meier, Winnie Lau