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459 West 143rd Street

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Nov 4, 2022
It previously was on the market for a total of 161 days.
161 days on Market

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  • Listed: May 27, 2022
    Last Price Change: -4.1% ($127,500) on Nov 4
    Days on Market: 161
    Building Type: Townhouse
    Neighborhood: Hamilton Heights (Manhattan)
    Listing viewed 341 times
Est. Monthly Mortgage: -
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $16,384
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($594,500), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.


Exquisitely preserved and tastefully renovated in prime Hamilton Heights Historic District! Situated on land once part of Alexander Hamilton’s estate, this magnificent brownstone was originally designed by noted architects Thom & Wilson and built c.1892 during what many consider the golden era of brownstone architecture in NYC. Conceived and used as a single family home from the start, this special property has rarely traded hands with only four owners in nearly 120 years!

Long owned by the Shea Family (of Shea stadium), this home was meticulously restored by master architect Jane Olmstead Cross, a descendant of Frederick Law Olmstead who, along with Calvert Vaux, was responsible for the planning and development of Central Park. This stunning home has preserved all of the soul; with seven original mahogany and porcelain fireplaces, French and pocket doors and moldings, but with tasteful and thoughtful improvements to the layout and infrastructure throughout. Updated electrical and plumbing, new windows, central A/C, a large chef’s kitchen, laundry on the top floor and a five-piece primary bath.

The parlor floor is made for entertaining with dramatic historic finishes, 12 foot ceilings, and a small wet bar smartly tucked into the rear parlor overlooking the garden below. The second floor is currently laid out as a full floor primary suite with multifunctional space that allows you to spread out, work from home, work out, or configure to your taste. The top floor boasts two lovingly designed bedrooms, a large and windowed laundry room, a third smaller bedroom or home office, and a beautifully renovated hall bath with skylight and soaking tub.

The garden level features a separate entrance beneath the stoop and opens into the heart of the home; currently configured as welcoming den, hall bath, and large eat-in chef’s kitchen that flows out to a beautifully landscaped and bluestone paved garden.The Historic District stands as a place of pride for all, remarkably intact and retaining the peaceful charm of a bygone time but with all of the access and amenities you expect from the greatest city in the world. The residential architecture is some of the finest in the city and features an eclectic mix of revivalist styles in the Gothic, Tudor, Flemish, Federal, and Romanesque traditions. Like most of the city’s most prized neighborhoods from this era, the Hamilton Height’s Historic District is defined not only by its grand built environment but by its set and setting - nestled apart from the hustle and bustle nearby and immersed in relationship with the nature that surrounds it.

Hamilton himself characterized his beloved Grange, which originally stood just steps away, as "a sweet asylum from care and pain" to enjoy as the fruit of his labor, and may it be that and more for you.

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