Presenting 850 St. Nicholas Avenue, a majestic and magnificently restored 22.5 foot-wide townhouse designed in 1894 by John C. Burne in a neo-Renaissance style. Located in the heart of Sugar Hill’s Historic District – an enclave of Victorian mansions and architecturally significant buildings, the approximately 4,980 square foot home, meticulously renovated in 2017, contains important historic details like ornate wood carvings throughout and basement Speak Easy as well modern additions such as fully landscaped and self-irrigating rooftop terrace with breathtaking views, elevator servicing all four floors, 7-zone central A/C and radiant heating, and indoor-outdoor entertainment space.
Enter the Parlor level floor to immediately experience the home’s effusive light, warmth and elegant historic charm. The wood-adorned foyer opens to an expansive living room with soaring 12’ ceilings, striking crown moldings, and a wood-burning fireplace. The formal dining room seamlessly connects to the chef’s kitchen with exquisite and custom lava stone counters, Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolf range, and Bosch dishwasher.
The second floor houses a grand primary suite with bay window and sitting area, massive walk-in closet and a spa-like bath featuring a steam shower, Moroccan mosaic tiles, and cast-iron soaking tub. The third floor has two generously sized bedrooms, alongside a full bath and laundry room, all bathed in natural light thanks to a skylight and landscaped roof garden with 360-degree views.
The garden level is another perfect entertaining space with media center, game room, billiards table, wet bar and a gracious outdoor patio. On this level and next door, a separate guest apartment with its own kitchen and bath is accessible via a private street entrance.
The “sweet life,” musical legacy, and rich history of Sugar Hill in the 1920’s is alive today. Once the center of the Harlem Renaissance and home to cultural thought leaders like W.E.B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson, and Cab Calloway, this home is within three blocks of the new Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling by world-renowned architect David Adjaye, the Dance Theatre of Harlem expansion funded in 2021 by the Mackenzie Scott Foundation, and popular Harlem destinations for live entertainment, jazz and comfort food. Within blocks of the home are other notable and gilded mansions, such as the newly restored James A. and Ruth M. Bailey House (of Barnum and Bailey Circus) at 10. St. Nicholas Place.
850 St. Nicholas Ave offers convenient access to downtown Manhattan and is a quick ride from the 145th Street Station A, B, C, D lines – two stops on the express to Columbus Circle. By car, it is within five minutes of the GW Bridge and West Side Highway as well as the Harlem and Bronx River Drives. It is fifteen blocks to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Real Estate Taxes
22.5' x 75.5' (53' deep)
Washer / Dryer in Unit
Private Outdoor Space
Laundry in Building
Private Roof Deck
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