Skinny in Harlem, Estate of the Day
Every article I read about New York real estate highlights how expensive it is so when I received the tip to check out this home I was curious. A New York townhouse for just a few million? Don't get too excited, it is in Harlem and it is skinny (under 16 feet wide). The home was built in 1910 and has a planted terrace and garden. The parlor floor has 12-foot ceilings and lots of original wood including mahogany-framed windows and mirrors, carved woodwork, crown moldings and a carved staircase. The kitchen looks to be the most modern room of the house with a La Canche range, double drawer dishwasher and a large bay window overlooking walled landscaped garden. The home is four floors total, the garden floor with a kitchen and a great room and a guest bedroom. The parlor floor includes a formal dining room, home office and a parlor with an adjoining movie room. The third floor is home to another bedroom, a library and a terrace and the top floor has two more bedrooms which share a bathroom. The home also has two laundry rooms and a basement with a carpeted area and storage space. The home's taxes are just $2,500. This home is listed at $3.2 million. There is an open house this Sunday for this home if you are curious. After the jump, I'm usually in favor of dark wood but I think in this house it makes things too gloomy.