Rare townhouse in the Manhattan Avenue Historic District comes to the market for $2.5M

Posted On Tue, October 27, 2020 By

Posted On Tue, October 27, 2020 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side 

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The Manhattan Avenue Historic District is a group of 40 buildings that encompasses barely two blocks in the Manhattan Valley section of the Upper West Side. Stretching from West 104th to 106th Streets, the majority of the district’s structures are picturesque townhouses designed in the then-popular Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival styles and built between 1885 and 1890. One of these homes, at 127 Manhattan Avenue, has just come to the market for the first time in 50 years. The five-bedroom townhouse is asking $2,495,000.

The house was built in 1886 as a row of 12 townhouses (today only nine remain) done by architect Joseph M. Dunn and German-American developer F.A. Seitz. According to research conducted by Landmark West, this stretch is the oldest in the district. The homes incorporate Queen Anne, Romanesque and Gothic features, and no two are identical.

The 2,540-square-foot home begins on the parlor level, which is set up as an open living/dining area. There’s a lovely fireplace and a small kitchenette in the back. Though not pictured, the garden level has a large eat-in-kitchen, another living room, a powder room, a laundry room, and a sizable 17′ x 37′ garden.

There are two large bedrooms, one with its own fireplace, on the second floor, and three more bedrooms on the third floor.

Do note that the interior images are digitally staged; as the listing says, “bring your contractor and restore this home to its full potential.”

[Listing details: 127 Manhattan Avenue at CityRealty]

[At Compass by Christine Miller Martin, Deanna Lloyd, Charles Holmes, and Hunter Hulshizer]

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