Asking $4.3M, this historic Harlem brownstone is move-in ready and dressed to impress
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Asking $4.3M, this historic Harlem brownstone is move-in ready and dressed to impress

October 1, 2021

Listing photos by Carol McGuinness and Daniel Wang

This gorgeous Neo-Grec home in Harlem’s coveted Mount Morris Park Historic District is perfectly preserved on the exterior, and the interiors, though they’ve been somewhat updated, retain much of their old-world charm. Located at 102 West 123rd Street and on the market for $4,295,000, the home is composed of an owner’s triplex plus ground-floor apartment. Throughout, you’ll find loads of original paneling, moldings, and stained glass transoms along with stylish but period-appropriate upgrades.

The home is considered a “bookend” brownstone, as it’s only attached on one side. The grand facade is adorned with molded stone details and a large denticulated cornice. The original stoop is intact and features an imported 1880s Argentinian wooden arched doorway. It opens onto the parlor floor, where a large original pier mirror and bench sit below a reclaimed 1920s chandelier.

The parlor floor is set up as its own mini-apartment, with three separate living/bedroom spaces, a full kitchen, and a full bathroom.

The main living spaces have all been set up on the third floor. Facing the street is the living room, which features the first of two wood-burning fireplaces, along with a cool cast-iron support column. Out the living room windows, you get a wonderful view of the historic New York Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church across the street.

The center of the floor is taken up by a two-part kitchen. The first includes a beautiful blue LaCornue Chateau 150 range with a commercial hood, as well as Gaggenau Induction range. Between the two spaces you’ll also get two wash and prep stations accented with deep original porcelain sinks, a Miele Dishwasher, and a 10-foot long countertop made of one solid piece of custom volcanic soapstone which is known to withstand the hottest temperatures.

And finally, through an original pocket door, the rear holds a sunny dining room with a second fireplace.

The bathroom on this floor is worth mentioning, as it is has a lovely vintage style with honeycomb Carrara marble floor tiles, a vintage square copper butler’s sink, and an antique mirror.

The primary bedroom suite occupies the back of the top floor. In the bedroom, a functioning copper bathtub has been placed next to an original wood-burning fireplace. The en-suite bathroom features another antique vanity next to a modern steam shower, and there’s also a walk-in dressing area and a full-size laundry room with floor-to-ceiling original cabinetry.

Two more bedrooms and a full bath in the hall round out this floor.

The one-bedroom garden-level apartment is extremely charming, with exposed brick, another fireplace, and access to the backyard.

[Listing details: 102 West 123rd Street at CityRealty]

[At Compass by John McGuinness]

Listing photos by Carol McGuinness and Daniel Wang

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