Harlem Bespoke spotted the listing for 20 West 130th Street, a fully renovated townhouse on the historic Astor Row. The asking price is $2.5 million, and if the sellers get what they want, it will set a record for a house on the landmarked block, which, in case you didn't figure it out by the name, was founded by the Astor family in the 19th century. But, as Harlem Bespoke points out, the house is lacking many of the features buyers in that price point look for, most notably a high-end kitchen and restored historic details. Another negative: it's configured as two three-bedroom units, not a single family home. Still, it's a solid renovation, and the lower unit has a front porch and rear garden. Both units also have dishwashers, central air conditioning, and washer/dryers.
Given the negatives, one might be inclined to think this place will sell for under the asking price, but Harlem Bespoke points to a couple comparable sales nearby. A renovated townhouse with loads of historic details and a street-level commercial space on Fifth Avenue is in contract for somewhere around the $3.999M asking price, and another nearby three-unit house on Fifth Avenue sold for just over $2 million in 2011. But once again, that house had a lot more interior character than this Astor Row house.