Beautifully restored Victorian townhouse with views of Morris Jumel Mansion asks $2.8M

Posted On Fri, January 25, 2019 By

Posted On Fri, January 25, 2019 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Washington Heights

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.

427 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

427 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

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.

427 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

427 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

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.

427 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

427 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

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.

427 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

427 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

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.

427 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

427 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

427 West 162nd Street, Washington Heights

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.

[Listing: 427 West 162nd Street by Rosaria Sara DiMaggio and Jeff Krantz of Halstead]

[Via CityRealty]

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