There’s no overlooking this studio apartment from the former Harlem public school at 220 West 148th Street. Carved from the early 1900s school building, this is a 750-square-foot pad with 12-foot ceilings and light through three exposures. In this bright space, the current owner has packed every corner with a rococo-inspired design. Plenty of elaborate touches make this feel less like a tight studio and rather a lofty apartment with plenty to look at.
The alcove studio is lined with wide plank herringbone oak floors. One corner is dedicated to the living room, the other to the kitchen. The bed (not pictured) is located within the alcove.
The open kitchen has stainless steel appliances and Caesarstone countertops. Just off this area, there’s a smaller alcove holding a washer/dryer unit. The apartment also features central air conditioning.
If studio living seems, well, small, the condo has got plenty of amenities. Besides an attended lobby and live-in super, there’s a fitness center, bike storage, media room, art room, cold storage and a planted resident garden.
This handsome, Collegiate Gothic-style building was designed by Charles B. J. Snyder around 1905 to be PS 90. The building features intricate red-brick masonry and elaborate stonework (which include gargoyles, finials and bas-reliefs) that have been preserved up to this day. The conversion to 75 condos happened in 2009.
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Neighborhoods : Harlem