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LOCATION: New York City's Historic Harlem - 123rd Street between Adam Clayton Powell (a.k.a. 7th Ave.) and Frederick Douglas Boulevard (a.k.a. 8th Ave).
BUILDING: A recently renovated Brownstone townhouse in the heart of the historic Harlem community. Located steps from the World Famous Apollo Theatre. The building has four apartments and this unit takes advantage of the high ceilings of the Parlor floor of the brownstone and has a beautiful landscaped garden in the rear.
Laundry facilities are available one block away.
INTERIOR: Bright and spacious with hardwood floors and contemporary ethnic art throughout. Upon entering the house there is the kitchen and a dining room to the left. The dining room is cozy and seats eight people. It boasts decoratively painted walls, exposed brick, a Victorian bench and ethnic art. It overlooks a windowbox of seasonal flowers on 123rd Street. The modern ceramic tiled kitchen features a refrigerator that produces ice automatically, stove, microwave and dishwasher. Pots, pans and colorful Italian ceramic dinnerware for eight people. As you walk down the hall into the apartment, there is an empty closet on the left for your use. Next, is the decoratively painted "guest" bathroom that contains pedestal sink, toilet and silver accessories. As you enter in the bright spacious living area has an open plan, 14 feet ceilings, exposed brick walls, hardwood floor complete the parlor floor.
The 12 fee high window overlook the landscaped backyard which contains a waterfall fishpond which can be accessed through the door in the living room. There is an overstuffed sofa and a modern version of a sleigh daybed in the living room and also a TV/VCR/DVD custom stereo system. The TV has digital cable with hundreds of channels. The stereo speakers are built into the ceilings throughout the house and are controlled by zones. The bedroom suite is located on the garden level. It's furnished with an eclectic mixture of antiques and contemporary artwork. There is a Full-size Victorian bed that can sleep 2 easily. The bed overlooks the garden offering a scene of serenity in the morning. The Victorian sleigh dresser has empty drawers for your convenience. The early 1900's travelling trunk contains plenty of fresh towels and bed linens. The full bathroom downstairs is made of earthtone marble and accented with wood. It has a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and shower and reproduced work of Harlem Renaissance artist Jacob Lawrence. At the end of the hall you will find an iron, ironing board and a double bed sized air mattress for your use.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Harlem is a neighborhood rich with culture and tradition. It has been in transition and has become increasingly popular. You are just steps from the World Famous Apollo Theater, Studio Museum, Lenox Lounge. There are historic guided tours throughout the various Harlem neighborhoods. There are many restaurants within walking distance including Sylvia's Soul Food Restaurant and Spoonbread's, both serve traditional Southern African-American cooking. The brownstone is located just two blocks from the Magic Johnson Movie theaters and the popular 125th Street shopping corridor. It's also conveniently located near transportation. The express subway at 125th Street is approximately one stop from Columbus Circle (Lincoln Center). It's 15 minutes by train from Times Square and Rockefeller Center. A 10-minute walk to Columbia University and 10 minute walk to Central Park. 125th Street also the gateway to the tri-state located within a short distance of bridges to Queens, the Bronx, New Jersey the commuter line to Westchester and Connecticut.