Beautifully restored Victorian townhouse with views of Morris Jumel Mansion asks $2.8M
Overlooking Highbridge Park and the historic Morris Jumel Mansion (Manhattan’s oldest home), this impeccable High-Victorian townhouse at 427 West 162nd Street in Washington Heights is brimming with eye-catching details and artistry. Currently a two-family home with the potential for rental income, this is a one-of-a-kind property in a neighborhood that’s been drawing a surge of new residents lately. Over four years ago, a townhouse sold on the same street for $2.4 million—a record-breaking sale for the neighborhood at that time. Now, offering six bedrooms and a combined total of 4,500 square feet, this fully restored stunner with a huge garden and amazing views is a catch for the asking price of $2,795,000.
The home was recently restored to bring out the beauty of all its original details—and there are so many! Carved Mahogany doors open onto the parlor floor, which includes a south-facing living room with views of the Morris Jumel mansion, a formal dining room, and eat-in kitchen. Pocket doors, original wainscoting throughout, elaborate vintage tin ceilings in every room, working wood shutters in all the windows, and delicately carved transoms give this space its one-of-a-kind refined character.
The spacious kitchen stretches the full width of the house and features wood cabinetry, granite counters, and a full walk-in pantry. French doors lead to a small balcony and the stairwell to the garden, which is 52-feet deep, fully landscaped and even has a working fountain.
On the third floor, you’ll find two bedrooms and two full baths. The master suite features herringbone parquet floors, lots of light from the south-facing sash windows, and a stunning bathroom and dressing room suite with built-in wood cabinetry and a marble sink. Almost every room has its own sculpted oak fireplace with mirror.
Additional bedrooms, a small office, and a second bathroom featuring Carrera marble, a claw-foot tub, and an art deco-inspired diamond marble floor are on the top floor.
The house is currently configured with the garden floor as a standalone one bedroom apartment with a separate entrance. It boasts many of the features we’ve seen upstairs: an original fireplace, wood shutters, a renovated kitchen with granite counters, a quiet bedroom overlooking the garden, and it’s own laundry room.
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Listing images courtesy of Halstead