OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY
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Original architectural details and 21st Century amenities are combined in this rare, exceptional 22 x 100 sq. ft. Landmark townhouse located in the heart of Historic Striver's Row, a beautiful tree-lined street in Harlem. HISTORICAL STRIVERS ROW includes three rows of beautiful Neo-Italian and Georgian townhouses in the heart of Harlem, with each row having intricate curled rod-iron gates that states PRIVATE ROAD, WALK YOUR HORSES. Nestled between the historical landmarks Mt. St. Calvary, St. Marks Church to the west and Abyssinian Baptist Church to the East, this special enclave is near Saint Nicholas and Jackie Robinson Parks, and the Schomberg Library and Cultural Center for Black research. It is also just blocks away from world-famous Sylvia's restaurant, Red Rooster and walking distance to Londel's Supper Club and the exciting new international eateries that have popped up during the last 5 years. 248 West 138 Street is steps to major transportation including the subway lines: B - C - 2 - 3 and multiple bus lines.
Partially restored in honor of its original grandeur and renovated to meet today's standards, this rare brownstone building was part of David King Jr.'s development in 1893. Architect James Brown Lord was commissioned to design the brownstones on the south side of 138th Street between Adam Powell Jr and Frederick Douglass Boulevards in Manhattan. This sun-filled 4-story brownstone plus basement house with soaring 11 ft. Ceiling's, has 11 rooms, 5 original wood burning fireplaces (currently not operating) and a unique 2 car garage accessible from a private road on the back of Striver's Row. As you enter the building you will discover the grand, wood staircase which is the hub of this historic building with southern exposure and incredible sunlight pouring in through the oversize windows on every floor plus 2 large skylights located in the upper level. Currently configured as a triplex home plus income producing commercial space on the street level, it can easily be converted to a multifamily apartment building for the savvy investor or just enjoy the home of your dreams.
Lower Level: Full Basement
Commercial - Street Level: Private access from the street with 2 massive rooms, kitchen, bathroom and access to the rear 2 car-parking garage.
Second floor: Private access to the grand living room, dining room and kitchen and potential access to a 19'x 20' terrace, which is currently unfinished.
Third Floor: Master suite with master bath, plus a second bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Fourth Floor: Open loft-like 875 sq. Ft. Space with kitchen, bathroom, 2 skylights and roof access.
The building has air rights available, and will be delivered vacant.
Listing Agent: Ella Chavers
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 1995 Broadway
Office Phone: 212.362.9600
Updated: 23rd November, 2017 8:31 AM.
248 West 138th St New York, NY