A limestone townhouse transformed from a burnt-down place of worship in Harlem, New York, modified palms for $5.1 million final week, turning into the costliest residence bought in Higher Manhattan— an space north of 125th Road.
The five-story townhouse, constructed circa 1898 on Hamilton Terrace, is steps away from the landmarked Hamilton Grange Nationwide Memorial, which is the previous residence of founding father Alexander Hamilton and was a church between the early 1970s and 2006, when it was destroyed by a fireplace.
The $5.1-million sale makes the house the costliest above 125th Road. Previous to this sale, the very best worth was achieved by one other townhouse on the identical road for $three.535 million in March 2017, in response to listings web site Redfin.com.
The present proprietor, Glen Gauthier, purchased the property in 2013 for $1.125 million and transformed it right into a single-family residence, data on PropertyShark present. A Canadian native and a longtime resident of Harlem, Mr. Gauthier has renovated and bought different homes within the neighborhood, The Wall Street Journal beforehand reported.
He didn’t instantly return a name in search of for remark.
The customer’s id was shielded by a restricted legal responsibility firm, per property data filed with the Metropolis Registry final Thursday.
The house has 4 bedrooms, three full loos, two half loos, a number of dwelling rooms and fireplaces, a gourmand kitchen and a household room within the completed cellar, in response to the final itemizing with the Corcoran Group, which confirmed the sale however declined to remark additional.
The constructing, which is a part of the landmarked Hamilton Heights neighborhood, options an ornate limestone and terra cotta facade, carved emblems, a mansard slate roof (additionally referred to as French roof with four-sided hip roof and two slopes on all sides), and a number of dormer home windows, in line with the itemizing.
“The unique wrought-iron fencing surrounding the house, gardens, and an abundance of home windows on three exposures additional improve the property,” the itemizing stated.
The townhouse first got here onto the market as a residential property last March for $5.495 million, and the worth was later dropped to $5.25 million in November, in response to itemizing data on Realtor.com.
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