This $5.4M townhouse is Harlem historic on the outside, Soho sleek on the inside

Posted On Thu, December 15, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, December 15, 2016 By In Cool Listings, Harlem, Interiors

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.

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22 west 120th street, Harlem, townhouse, townhouses, cool listings,

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.

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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…”

22 west 120th street, Harlem, townhouse, townhouses, cool listings,

22 west 120th street, Harlem, townhouse, townhouses, cool listings,

The aforementioned metal staircase ascends through the center of the home, meeting a top-floor skylight that runs the length of the house.

22 west 120th street, Harlem, townhouse, townhouses, cool listings,

A white contemporary kitchen boasts premium appliances and an l-shaped island.

22 west 120th street, Harlem, townhouse, townhouses, cool listings,

22 west 120th street, Harlem, townhouse, townhouses, cool listings,

22 west 120th street, Harlem, townhouse, townhouses, cool listings,

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.

22 west 120th street, Harlem, townhouse, townhouses, cool listings,

The master bath features a double sink and a soaking tub that looks like it means business.

22 west 120th street, Harlem, townhouse, townhouses, cool listings,

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.

[Listing: 22 West 120th Street by Susan Forrest-Reynolds and Kelly Pieper for William Raveis]

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Images courtesy of William Raveis.

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