Originally built by C.P.H. Gilbert and fresh-off of a gut renovation by ReddyMade Design Studio, this five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom townhouse on Manhattan Avenue between 105th and 106th streets has a lot to offer. The 3,200-square-foot home has new floors, windows, roof, and comes fully upgraded with an in-ceiling entertainment system and multi-zoned central air and heat. It even has two kitchens. But the pièce de résistance of the $4.575 million home might be its "highly-usable" landscaped backyard complete with swing set. The outdoor space also comes with built-in, all-weather seating, an outdoor dining area, and fertile-looking grass. The porch off of the kitchen is a primo spot for summer barbecuing, while the terrace with seating area off of the master bedroom provides views of the garden. Although this sounds like a great place to hang in the summer (year-round, really), it's also worth noting that the home is just one block from Central Park.
The home still hosts some of its original detail, including the main floor's stained glass window. The townhouse is on a historically-zoned block near the northern border of the Upper West Side, in the enclave of Manhattan Valley.
· Listing: 134 Manhattan Avenue [Stribling via StreetEasy]