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Hamilton Heights house asking $3.25M has seriously impressive woodwork

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The townhouse was built in 1880, and has been lovingly maintained

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There’s no shortage of stunning, prewar architecture for sale in Hamilton Heights, and the new-to-market limestone townhouse at 426 West 147th Street is a welcome addition to that list.

The 19-foot-wide townhouse was built in the 1890s, and its age shows in the house’s immaculate and intricate woodwork—that banister!—its inlaid wood floors, mantles, and millwork. All that wood might be too much for some folks’ taste, but you’d be hard-pressed to deny the craftsmanship on view.

Under all of that built-in decor is an eight-bedroom, four and a half bathroom house on the market for $3.25 million. While managing to hang on to all that woodwork, the house has also been updated for modern life with amenities like two-zone central air and smartphone-controlled Honeywell thermostats, and appliances like a Bosch dishwasher, venting six-burner stove, and a vented washer and dryer.

The parlor floor boasts the house’s exceptional sitting room, reception hall, dining room, and kitchen. One floor up, the master bedroom and bathroom connect with a library (or an additional bedroom) by way of a hall of original built-in closets. The top floor gives way to two more bedrooms, a nursery, and an office.

The townhouse has a garden-level lock-off two-bedroom that can be rented or used for company. Beneath that there’s an additional floor that has a windowed play room, powder room, and storage for the main house. Take a look around, below.