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Which magazine-worthy Harlem townhouse would you drop $4.6 million on?

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Both townhouses combine prewar details with modern amenities. Which would you choose?


Imagine you have just under $4.625 million to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two townhouses in Harlem. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: You shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.

↓ This townhouse at 246 West 121st Street, between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass boulevards, has been recently renovated to include smart home tech like wired speakers as well as a new kitchen with a Sub Zero refrigerator and Wolf range. It’s spiffy look, and it’s jump in price tag from $850,000 from when it lost sold in 2014 to the $4.5 million its asking now, imply that the digs just underwent a major overhaul.

The Italianate-style townhouse is divided into two separate residences: a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom owners triplex and an English garden duplex with three-bedrooms and two-bathrooms. The townhouse still hangs on to a few of its old finishes, like five mahogany mantles, though the townhouse no longer has working fireplaces. [Floorplan]

↓ A few blocks north on West 137th Street, also between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass boulevards, another buffed up townhouse is looking for a buyer. This 5,290-square-foot townhouse is also divided into two residences: an owner’s triplex with three bedrooms including a master suite, and a lower duplex with two bedrooms. It’s on the market for $4.75 million.

Through its renovation, the townhouse has maintained tons of original woodwork—in its beamed ceilings, window casings, and original banister—but has also been updated with amenities like a Sub Zero refrigerator and Wolf range, LED lighting, and a wine cellar. The townhouse also comes with lots of outdoor space, including three terraces, a garden, and a roof deck. [Floorplan]



Which Harlem townhouse would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    246 West 121st Street - $4.5M
    (147 votes)
  • 39%
    224 West 137th Street - $4.75M
    (96 votes)
243 votes total Vote Now