This historic Harlem townhouse at 22 West 120th Street fits right in with its neighbors on a gorgeous brownstone block just across from Marcus Garvey Park (and just a couple of blocks north of Central Park). Once you enter the four-story home, though, you could easily be in a luxury downtown penthouse. A custom renovation created statement features like a vast and dramatic skylight, radiant heated floors, a unique metal staircase and four ultra-modern wood burning fireplaces.
This family-sized home offers five bedrooms, a home office, two outdoor spaces and more storage than the average family needs. It’s a two-family house and is currently configured as such, with a studio for income or guests. On the parlor level, the great room/living room is as cozy as it is architecturally impressive beneath high ceilings and a seemingly endless center atrium.
Images courtesy of Halstead
The contemporary look isn’t new for the home, but its previous owners were a bit more adventurous with their decor, creating a veritable safari of critter-themed art that seems to have migrated elsewhere. According to Harlem Bespoke, when the home last sold for $1.65 million in 2010, “The uber modern townhouse had high tech finishes, rampant animal art roaming around the 3,037 square foot interior…”
The aforementioned metal staircase ascends through the center of the home, meeting a top-floor skylight that runs the length of the house.
A white contemporary kitchen boasts premium appliances and an l-shaped island.
Bedrooms are personality-packed sanctuaries all. The master bedroom offers protected views of the park and a sleek, modern fireplace that’s just as toasty on a winter day as any ornate marble version. A second bedroom has patio access–and collector-of-skateboards cred.
The master bath features a double sink and a soaking tub that looks like it means business.
The home’s two outdoor spaces include a deck off one of the bedrooms and a large rear garden. The separate garden floor studio apartment has a private entrance and a lower-level rec room.
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Images courtesy of William Raveis.
Neighborhoods : Harlem