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Presenting Strivers Row's exclusive gem, a 19 ft wide townhouse with 5,000 sqft of pure luxury living space, featuring 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and the convenience of 2 private parking spaces. This meticulously renovated townhouse boasts an open east view and stands as a testament to Harlem's enduring charm and revitalization. Owned and masterfully rebuilt by a Harlem Artist, 263 West 139th Street offers a plethora of captivating upgrades, making it a unique and distinguished property.
Upon entering, you'll find a grand front entry that leads to a spacious owner's triplex and a 1,300 sq ft garden duplex. The triplex is a showcase of fine craftsmanship, featuring an indoor parking garage, an outdoor parking space, a windowed washer-dryer room, and windowed storage. Three beautifully restored hardwood floors retain their original 120-year-old charm.
The first floor of the triplex welcomes you with a sun-soaked, south-facing living room complete with a Juliet Balcony, an active fireplace, and a motorized movie screen for ultimate entertainment. The kitchen is a culinary haven, equipped with a dual sink, a convenient spaghetti kettle faucet, a Miele dishwasher, and a large oven. Custom cabinetry extends to the ceiling, offering wine storage, deep drawers, and dedicated bread space. Strivers Row's historic pillars add architectural character to your daily cooking experience. The dining room and living room entries are equally picturesque, featuring large pocket doors that effortlessly slide open, allowing up to twelve guests to enjoy meals together in the windowed dining room. An additional cedar closet provides ample pantry storage. The primary bedroom is a true retreat with six windows, a breakfast balcony, and a spacious en-suite bathroom with double sinks, a shower, and a claw foot bathtub.
The triplex's second floor boasts a generously sized second bedroom, a cozy den with a fireplace, a full bathroom, and a five-foot-long antique sink. The expansive outdoor terrace, fully equipped with water and electric connections, invites you to relish outdoor living year-round. A thoughtfully positioned bamboo plant adds a touch of privacy to the block's only third-floor terrace.
The top floor offers a versatile, open space that can serve as your third, fourth, and fifth bedrooms or as a personal art gallery and workspace, showcasing a flood of natural light. Skylight squares have already been artfully crafted, allowing the potential for even more light to cascade through the triplex. Central air conditioning ensures comfort throughout the home.
For added versatility, the 1,300 sq ft garden duplex is ideal for guests or as a source of ongoing income, generating $4,000 per month (provided vacant). Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a 19 ft wide townhouse with a garage, painstakingly transformed into a work of art by a lifelong artist.
Strivers Row, nestled in the heart of historic Harlem, is officially known as the St. Nicholas Historic District, renowned for its beautifully preserved townhouses, many of which were built in the early 20th century. The name "Strivers Row" pays homage to the ambitious African American professionals who once called this neighborhood home, including doctors, lawyers, musicians, and writers. Today, Strivers Row retains its timeless charm, with tree-lined streets, elegant brownstones, and a strong sense of pride in its cultural heritage. Residents and visitors alike can explore its cultural institutions, soulful music venues, and a diverse culinary scene that reflects Harlem's enduring spirit. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this extraordinary neighborhood firsthand – and take advantage of it’s prime location close to the A, B, C, and D lines, which run along St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem-125th Street Metro-North station, M2, M7, M10, M100, M101, and M102 buses, and Citibike stations. Schedule a viewing of 263 West 139th Street today and discover the epitome of Harlem's unique charm and sophistication.
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