A Historic Gem: Your very own, sprawling 3150SF sanctuary in the city with a 750SF landscaped, private garden.
Lovingly restored and maintained, this late 1800’s Hamilton Heights, 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom brownstone has retained every inch of its beautiful, original details. A classic stoop with wrought iron railings welcomes you into this elegant house, with ten-foot ceilings, dark wood floors and stunning molding and original details throughout. The parlor level sitting room features a beautiful wood fireplace and ornate mantel (one of six throughout the home) and flows seamlessly into a central formal dining room which then opens up to the main living room. Walk then into the huge country kitchen, with stainless steel appliances and the perfectly preserved original cabinetry from the 1800’s - a very rare find in townhouses. The peaceful back garden is planted with evergreens, hydrangeas, climbing roses and features a decades old Concord grapevine which bears fruit every season.
The second and third floors are lit by a central, stained glass skylight at the top of the stairs and have large north/south facing windows. The master bedroom on the second level has the original pass-through marble sink and vanity and a whole corridor of floor to ceiling wooden closets. The second bedroom, replete with its own fireplace, is quiet and peaceful, overlooking the back garden, as does the third bedroom which is currently used as a home office and small home gym. The bathroom features unlacquered brass finishes, a Carrara marble sink and vanity, and the original clawfoot tub.
The third floor has a large eat-in kitchen, small sitting area and a king-sized master bedroom that is currently used as a huge home office. A pretty, windowed bathroom with a clawfoot tub, as well as a second bedroom overlooking the gardens of 138th street complete this lovely home.
Currently used as a single family house, this legal 2 family can be used as an owners 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom duplex with a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom rental property on the third floor. The 1050 SF basement is currently utilized as a laundry room and storage. The boiler is oil. Lot dimensions are approximately 17.6 X 100 and the house is approximately 17.6 X 64. There is additional FAR of 2144SF. The brownstone facade of 611 W 138th was completely rebuilt and restored in the summer of 2019.
Just steps from Riverside State Park, this historic home is located in the thriving Hamilton Heights neighborhood. Surrounded by wonderful restaurants such as The Grange, Fumo, Geisha Sushi (which all offer outdoor dining) and countless others, and just one block from the 1 train subway stop for easy downtown access. This elegant and beautiful home awaits!
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