Elegance, History and 21st Century Convenience in the Heart of Harlem
Fully-Renovated Townhouse with 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full-Baths and 2 Half-Baths
Steps from main thoroughfares, transportation, and Harlem hotspots, sits this landmark single-family townhouse. Built in the late 1880s by distinguished architect Francis Kimball, and then totally renovated and restored by David Mann, 133 West 122nd Street is exceptionally chic and fits any lifestyle.
Boasting seven decorative fireplaces, gorgeous parquet floors, impeccable millwork and moldings, and treasures such as stained glass transoms and pocket doors with inlaid windows, the townhouse contains everything one desires in a historic home. Additionally, all five stories celebrate modern clean lines by incorporating customized shelving, sleek tiles and countertops, and vertical accents that highlight soaring ceilings. With four bedrooms, three full and two half-baths, formal entertaining spaces, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and private garden, this rental opportunity should not be missed.
An entrance under the stoop leads to an enclosed hallway that serves as a mudroom with organized hooks and benches for transitioning out of the hustle and bustle of the city. The garden level is primed for entertaining. A formal dining room is situated at the front of the floor. It features a corner fireplace, original wainscoting, and an impressive built-in sideboard.
The garden rear contains a modern, country-style kitchen with 17-foot granite island, farmhouse-style sink, and top-of-the-line appliances including a six burner JennAir gas stove, two SubZero refrigerators, and Miele dishwasher. There is also a large pantry, open hearth, and bay window. A powder room completes the floor.
The townhouse garden is accessed from the kitchen. It is a quiet oasis with professional landscaping, high privacy fence, and mature trees.
This parlour floor is beyond compare. From the ornate built-in hall tree complete with mirror and bench in the foyer, to the arch-framed bay window in the living room and central gallery with grand staircase, you will be “wowed” at every turn.
The parlour front is occupied by a sitting room that can be used for formal or private occasions by shutting the pocket doors. In addition to the lovely bay window that overlooks the garden, the spacious rear living room has a wall full of bookshelves and a library ladder. The living room is also separated from the gallery by pocket doors. Both rooms have beautiful fireplaces with ornate mantelpieces and patterned tiles surrounding the hearths.
No modern home is complete without a master bedroom suite, and this townhouse doesn’t disappoint. The third floor rear is occupied by a grand bedroom with an arched entryway, exquisite moldings, fireplace, and two large windows that overlook the garden. The bedroom also features a wall of custom floor-to-ceiling closets that is streamlined and wonderfully integrated with historical architectural elements.
Pocket doors provide access to the centralized bathroom from both the front and rear rooms of the master suite. Highlights include two pedestal sinks, a glass-enclosed shower, separate WC, and sparkling white button tiles.
The third floor front is a dedicated home office. It is an energetic and creative space boasting three windows with stained glass transoms, original fireplace, and multiple shelving configurations. The room could easily be used as a bedroom if needed.
The fourth floor hosts two sunny bedroom suites. Both front and rear bedrooms have fireplaces with original wood mantels and marble or brick hearths as well as ample closet space. Each private suite boasts a spacious full bathroom with classic claw-foot bathtubs and pedestal sinks.
Climb up the rear staircase to discover a private family retreat. The fifth floor of the townhouse features a study nook and a comfortable, informal living room, which could also be a fifth bedroom. Each area has a window to take in views of the city skyline, and there is a skylight over the living room for extra sunshine or stargazing. The floor also contains a powder room as well as access points to attic storage and the roof.
The cellar contains a bright and tidy laundry room with sink and countertop workspaces. Separate mechanical and storage areas are also present on this floor.