An over 100-year-old, five-story townhouse in Hamilton Heights is now on the market asking $4.795 million, making it the most expensive house in the neighborhood, the New York Post reports. Built in 1895, the four-bedroom house was designed by architect Clarence True, who was well known for his work in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly for the houses he designed on the Upper West Side and in Harlem.
The Hamilton Heights home now on the market had been vacant and had gone into disrepair over the last few decades, but it recently underwent a spiffy renovation which still maintained the old configuration of the house, and kept some of the old details.
One of those is the oak curved front door, which leads to a formal reception area. Also on the ground floor are a study with mahogany paneling, a pantry, and the entrance to a charming, terraced garden. The floor above that has a living room, dining room, and an eat-in kitchen. The house’s four bedrooms are spread out equally over the two floors above that, and the top floor has what the brokers are calling the "Hamptons Beach Room," due to its nautical themed design. The townhouse’s roof deck can be accessed from this floor as well.
Some of the other standout features in this house include three working fireplaces, the marble master bath, and the limestone facade of the house itself. The townhouse at 469 West 143rd Street is part of a row of four townhouses designed by True, and that all come with limestone facades and low stoops.
- Grab the priciest house in Harlem's buzziest enclave [NYP]
- Listing: 469 West 143rd Street [Douglas Elliman]
- For Sale in NYC Archives [Curbed]