Hamilton Heights

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

Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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.

The elevator stops at every floor

Cool Listings, Hamilton Heights, Historic Homes, Manhattan

All photos courtesy of Regina Fleming Photography

Last week, the Hamilton Heights house made famous in Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums hit the rental market for $20,000 per month. This week, Airbnb announced the iconic mansion will be available to book this Memorial Day Weekend for just $20 per night. Bookings will open on May 26 at noon for one, two-night stay at the 1899 brownstone beginning May 29.

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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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Design, Hamilton Heights, Interiors, Sweeten

“After” photos by Kate Glicksberg for Sweeten

When Erin and Chris first started their family, they bought a one-bedroom in Hudson Heights and fell in love with the neighborhood. But three kids and nine years later, Chris’ job took them to the California Bay Area. After two years, they had the chance to come back to NYC and jumped at the chance to return to Hudson Heights. They found a three-bedroom in its “original, fifties-era condition,” but knew the space and layout were perfect. Ahead, see how they came to Sweeten to find a contractor and took the co-op from drab to a contemporary and comfortable family home.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamilton Heights

409 Edgecombe Avenue, Thurgood Marshall

Photo credit: Rise Media, Courtesy of Compass

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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Features, Hamilton Heights, Interiors, My SQFT House Tours

Our ongoing series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to Laurence and Antoine’s 19th-century Hamilton Heights townhouse. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!

France natives Laurence and Antoine moved to NYC in 2006, after spending 12 years in Frankfurt, Germany. Antoine’s career as a software developer brought the family of six across the pond, where they landed in Turtle Bay. But once they got acclimated, they knew they wanted a neighborhood with more character. So eight years ago, they bought a historic brownstone in Hamilton Heights. When asked if they miss anything about living in Midtown they quickly say “no,” as they’ve fallen in love with Hamilton Heights’ charm, convenience, and friendly neighborhood feel.

But take away what’s outside, and Laurence and Antoine’s home alone would be enough to make any New Yorker fall in love. Built in 1890, the 21-foot-wide brownstone retains almost all of its original details, such as elaborately carved moldings and fireplaces (five, to be exact), cozy window seats, and jaw-dropping foliated screens in the master bedroom. However, with their children now out of the house, the couple is ready to downsize and has put their home on the market. But before they depart, Laurence and Antoine invited us in for a personal tour.

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