About this property
Situated in the historic landmark of Hamilton Heights, offered is a unique semi-attached, 21 feet wide, 5,304 square feet, 5 story, 2-family gated townhouse having windows on 3 sides and low $7,858 annual real estate taxes. Designed by William Mowbray and built by William H. DeForest Jr. in 1890, this beauty, loaded with original features, consists of 16 rooms, 9 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 12 separate heating zones, a rear deck, a possible roof deck and landscaped front & back gardens. With an abundance of large windows throughout the house on 3 sides facing north, south and east as well as a large skylight over a grand central staircase adjacent to wide hallways, the entire townhouse is bathed in natural light throughout the day eliminating the need to turn on a single electric light!
The garden apartment, accessible internally as well as via a private entrance below the front stoop, begins with a spacious hallway containing a utility meter closet, a laundry room with meters, and a boiler room. The apartment has its own separate gas & electric utilities, and an independent heating system plus 2 heating zones each with its own thermostat. The unit is comprised of 2 bedrooms, a windowed full bathroom, an open kitchen, private laundry with front-loading washer & dryer, 2 closets, a large windowed living room and a rear door providing direct access to the back garden.
Entering the main house through the gated front garden and up the front stoop, the parlor floor boasts 11-foot ceilings and quarter-sawn oak floors. Pass first through a wainscoted outer foyer then into a spacious entrance foyer furnished with the original mirror & bench, and a restored grand staircase of old-growth cherrywood leading to the upper floors. Restored cherrywood architraves with pocket-doors lead into a bright living room, then to the adjacent sitting room library outfitted with custom built-in bookshelves. Continue to the elegant formal dining room having direct access to a deck for your afternoon barbecues and steps leading down to the back garden. Adjacent to the dining room is a recently renovated, top of the line open windowed chef’s kitchen sporting stainless steel Thermador appliances, custom cabinetry, granite countertops, tiled backsplash and a vented range hood. The parlor floor has its own heating zone.
The restored original staircase leads to the 3rd level, which consists of a gracious hallway with a closet and 2 enormous bedrooms, each with their own heating zone. The rear bedroom has its own closet, and an en-suite full windowed bathroom. The front bedroom is the full width of the house and has a closet. Both are separated by a long dressing area perfect for your custom closets. Continuing up the staircase, the 4th level has a hall closet, as well as a windowed hall bathroom consisting of a private laundry with front-loading vented washer & dryer. This floor has 4 spacious bedrooms each with a closet. These bedrooms as well as the bathroom each have a separate heating zone and thermostat.
The 5th level via a staircase off the hallway reveals a self-contained guest suite bearing a large bedroom with 5 closets, a north-facing windowed wall for constant natural daylight, a windowed full bathroom, and a door providing access to the back of the roof where a deck can be installed. This floor also has its own independent heating zone with thermostat.
Centrally located in Hamilton Heights. An easy walk to City College, NY Sports Club, restaurants, bars, cafes, supermarkets, Duane Reade and the A, B, C, D, & 1 subway trains along West 145th Street, Broadway and Amsterdam. One express train stop to 125th street’s commercial corridor for Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Target and more. The southbound M100 and M101 buses along Amsterdam Ave turn east on 125th Street and make stops for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 trains and Metro North.
Listing Courtesy of Brian Phillips, Nicole Couturiaux