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Cool Listings, Hamilton Heights

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From its ivy-covered limestone facade and its New Orleans-style balcony to the magical rear garden, this Hamilton Heights rowhouse is about as romantic as real estate can get. Located in the historic upper Manhattan neighborhood at 433 West 147th Street, this unique five-story home consists of a triplex and a floor-through garden apartment, has a curb cut with a private driveway, and is situated on a rare buildable double lot. It can be yours for $4,890,000.

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Cool Listings, Hamilton Heights

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The Upper Manhattan townhouse at 40 Hamilton Terrace is a rare example of a historic home that doesn’t need to be stripped of character to join the modern world. Asking $3,900,000, this Hamilton Heights home has Henri Fouchaux to thank for its graceful turn-of-the-century architecture. Within the 4,142-square-foot home, beautifully-detailed woodwork frames five bedrooms and six full baths, including a charming and turn-key garden apartment. An enchanted back garden adds the good fortune of outdoor living.

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affordable housing, Hamilton Heights, housing lotteries

Photo courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Applications are now open for six income-restricted co-ops available for purchase in Hamilton Heights. The apartments, located at 601 West 148th Street, are available to New Yorkers who earn 95 percent of the area median income, or between $63,288 annually for a single household and $136,895 for a family of five. The units include a single one-bedroom for $235,856 and five two-bedroom apartments, priced at $283,192.

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Cool Listings, Hamilton Heights

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This 25-foot-wide townhouse at 330 Convent Avenue in the landmarked Hamilton Heights historic district has lost none of its original mansion grandeur. Though its layout is very much in the style of the traditional Victorian-era mansion, the 6,400-square-foot, five-story property has modern convenience–from the elevator to the custom security system–on its side. Well maintained and updated, the home, now asking $6,250,000, features a landscaped private backyard, a gated private garden entrance to a separate studio apartment, 11-foot ceilings, and original details.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Hudson Heights

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Castle Village is not exactly a castle anymore. It’s so named because developer Charles V. Paterno built the five-building co-op complex in 1939 on the site of his former castle-like residence, on the highest bluff above the Hudson River. But there is one remnant of the original estate that remains–four townhouse-like cottages that were once the castle’s outbuildings. It’s very rare that one of these homes hits the market, but here we have number four asking $1,650,000. The charming home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a finished basement, and a sunroom and patio that overlook the Hudson River and gardens below.

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Cool Listings, Hamilton Heights

Photo credit: Heidi Solander, courtesy The Corcoran Group

It’s not uncommon to find apartments with outdoor space, but it is uncommon to find one with a roof deck as large as the interior. This two-bedroom condo in Hamilton Heights is 1,779 square feet inside and has a private roof deck that’s an additional 1,619s square feet. Located at 458 West 146th Street, the penthouse unit’s outdoor space boasts cherry trees, climbing ivy, evergreens, and plenty of space for outdoor lounging and dining. The interiors are bright, open, and classical yet modern.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamilton Heights

409 Edgecombe Avenue, Thurgood Marshall

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Thurgood Marshall, the Supreme Court’s first African-American justice, lived in Harlem as a young adult, even serving as a vestryman at St. Philip’s Protestant Episcopal Church at 134th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. His home was a bit farther north in Hamilton Heights, at 409 Edgecombe Avenue near 154th Street. Notably, the building was also home to prominent African American figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois, painter Aaron Douglas, civil rights activist Roy Wilkins, and artist Elizabeth Catlett. Justice Marshall’s former co-op, a spacious two-bedroom, is now owned by actress Erica Ash, known for her work on MadTV and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She’s just put it on the market for $550,000.

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affordable housing, Hamilton Heights, housing lotteries

Street View of PS 186 in 2018, Map data © 2020 Google

Back in 2016, Dattner Architects completed the restoration of a former early 20th-century school building in Hamilton Heights to a mixed-income affordable rental building that also serves as a new home for the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. The Residences at PS 186 launched their first affordable housing lottery back then, and they’ve now opened up spots on a re-rental waiting list. New Yorkers earning 40, 60, 130, or 165 percent of the area median income are eligible to apply for units ranging from $526/month studios to $3,142/month two-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Hamilton Heights, housing lotteries

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This affordable housing at 847 Saint Nicholas Avenue lottery checks all the boxes. Most importantly, the units are actually affordable, available to low-income households earning 40, 50, or 60 percent of the area median income and ranging from $475/month studios to $1,166/month two-bedrooms. It’s in the beautiful Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill Northwest Historic District, is the new home to the Dance Theater of Harlem, and offers tenants a laundry room, fitness center, first-floor rear year, and seventh-floor terrace.

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Cool Listings, Hamilton Heights

325 Convent Avenue, Hamilton Heights

Homes along the coveted tree-lined Convent Avenue in Hamilton Heights rarely become available, but here’s a chance to own a piece of NYC history. The five-bedroom brownstone at 325 Convent Avenue just hit the market with an asking price of $3,850,000. The last time this property sold was back in 2001 when it was snagged for a mere $585,000! This 4,500-square-foot brownstone is a fantastic investment filled with original details, a beautiful garden, and a manicured front lawn.

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