MLS® ID: OLRS-0072651
133 West 131st Street
Manhattan, New York, 10027 $2,845,000
Have you been searching for a historic house filled with original turn of the century details to lovingly preserve and make your own?
Opportunity awaits you at 133 West 131th Street, this statuesque 17-foot wide townhouse originally constructed in 1888 has only changed hands a few times over the last 130+ years and has an abundance of details fully intact that most other homes lack and can no longer be replicated.
A high stoop with original ironwork leads to double entry doors and the parlor floor is a preservationists dream...from the plasterwork that adorns the parlor walls with picture rails to the double height carved pocket doors with original brass hardware, inlaid parquet floors, 11.5 foot tall ceiling height, original mirrors and an ornately carved fireplace with original tile work. Walking through this floor greets you with a sense of gracious living.
A hand carved and richly detailed banister bring you to the 2nd floor with original parquet floors, wood shutters, 2 fireplaces, original cabinetry, millwork and an original clawfoot tub. The details are well-preserved craftsmanship that work seamlessly with modern decor. The third floor would make for an ideal master floor suite, with a 4th original fireplace still intact, high ceiling height and open views from the dual exposure windows.
The garden floor's kitchen has original tin ceilings, antique stove, millwork and has the feeling of an upstate country home getaway. The private garden is close to 800 square feet and makes for an ideal gathering space.
Currently, 4 stories with 4 bedrooms the multifamily home can be converted to a single family residence with 5 bedrooms and what makes this home so special is the plethora of original details that have been stripped out of most homes. The ability to renovate to your specifications creates a once in a lifetime opportunity to give new life to a home that is steeped in history. Floorplan coming soon.
133 West 131 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own and care for a home that has stood the test of time and has it's original glory still intact. There are very few homes that have this many details and the current set up affords it's next owner the ability to custom renovate to your exact specifications.
131th Street is home to Lloyd Williams, a Tony-winning choreographer and has been home to Marcus Garvey, Romare Bearden, Scott Joplin, Johnny Kemp, Zora Neale Hurston and countless other artists, activists and luminaries.
With the new Whole Foods complex open, the MTA investment in the 125th MetroNorth Station, Columbia Universities 6 billion dollar campus operational, The Proton Center to the East there is continual room for upside and long term growth.