About this property
Located in the historic district of Sugar Hill, 850 St. Nicholas has been meticulously renovated with care and sophistication, featuring original elements preserved throughout the home. At 22.5 ft. wide, this nearly 5,000 sq ft townhouse feels elegant and grand, radiating the same artistic energy synonymous with the vibrant neighborhood surrounding it. Every detail was considered as this remarkable home, which once housed a speakeasy during Prohibition, was updated with attention given to maintaining its charm, character, and history.
850 St. Nicholas comes equipped with an elevator that runs from the garden level up 4 floors to the top floor of the house. One of two private outdoor spaces, the roof has been transformed into a garden oasis in the middle of New York City with spectacular views in every direction and a self-irrigating system that makes maintenance easy. Central air conditioning has been installed throughout the house allowing the windows to remain unobstructed and light to fill every floor. The combination of radiant-heated floors and wood-burning fireplaces, make this home cozy and warm during even the most chilling winter nights.
As you enter the Parlor level foyer, one is immediately immersed in the fusion of intricate 1890’s woodwork and a contemporary design aesthetic. The foyer opens into the expansive living space with 12 ft ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. Pass through the formal dining room to a spectacular kitchen with stunning Pyrolave custom lava counters, Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolf range, and Bosch dishwasher.
On the second floor, the primary bedroom is spacious with big windows that show an iconic view of Harlem below. A massive walk-in closet opens into the primary bathroom. With a steam shower and cast-iron soaking tub, the large primary bathroom, outfitted with Moroccan tiles, feels more like a day at the spa.
The top floor has two more large bedrooms, a full bath, and a full-size laundry room. Storage and light are abundant on every floor, but with a skylight looking out onto the roof garden above, this level is truly sun-filled.
The Garden level contains a separate guest apartment with its own kitchen, full bath, and private entrance from the front. Plus there is a versatile space that is currently used as a gym and bar (complete with a billiards table) that opens up into a backyard patio.
Every major system in the home was updated in 2017 including plumbing, electricity, and all mechanics. The façade has been recently restored and refreshed. Lights and shades are controlled by a Lutron system. Sonos speakers are installed in the kitchen and garden level.
850 St Nicholas Ave is centrally located with easy access to the George Washington Bridge and West Side Highway allowing a quick exit when one wants to get out of the city. It is also close in proximity to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and many schools such as Horace Mann, Fieldston, and Bronx Science. The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling is on the corner and Riverside Park is also nearby. The C train is one block away and the A/B/C/D and 1 train are not much further.
Listing Courtesy of Matthew Hakim, Jacopo Cattelan