221 West 138th Street,
About this property
and Eighth Avenues, Striver’s Row is located in one of the most picturesque sections of Harlem where famous musicians share blocks with well-heeled doctors and financiers. The area is one of few in the city with back alleys situated behind a row of gorgeous Georgian-style townhouses, many of which have their own private garages adding what many believe to be 20%-25% of value to the asset. 221 West 138th Street boasts 20’ of frontage and is currently configured as a two (2) family home, including a one (1) bedroom unit on the garden floor and a triplex on the parlor and upper floors. The property was recently restored with beautiful upgrades to the façade, floors and fireplaces and the installation of new stained glass windows, an entry door, baseboard and window casements, among other improvements. Ownership also upgraded the asset with new HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, a camera door system, central cable and Ethernet wiring, as well as new bathrooms and a Miele kitchen with stone slab flooring and countertops. The new homeowners of this spectacular one-of-a-kind townhouse will enjoy an outdoor patio in the rear of the building and a 12’ x 100’ private yard with a gated side entrance—only one of four houses on the block to have a private yard. In the back of the house, there is a spacious and immaculate private two-car garage on Striver’s Alley—a restricted street only accessible to homeowners on Striver’s Row. The townhouse was designed in 1890 by renowned architects at the time Bruce Price and Clarence S. Luce. With exposure to light and air on three sides, this property allows for tremendous natural light into the home and along the grand staircase situated near the windows on the east side of the building. The property is also within walking distance to the B & C subway lines at 137th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue and the 1 & 2 subway lines at 135th Street and Lenox Avenue. Residents can take advantage of a number of national retailers on 145th Street, including, among others, Starbucks, Duane Reade, Chase Bank, and New York Sports Club, as well as local restaurant favorites such as Red Rooster, Harlem Tavern and Corner Social. The property also benefits from its proximity to major academic institutions, such as Columbia University and its Manhatanville Expansion Project and City College of New York. 221 West 138th Street represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for owner-users to acquire this rare jewel in Harlem’s most prestigious historic district. Additional photos available upon request.