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252 West 137th Street

$3,750,000 | 6+ beds, 4 baths
25 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Feb 7, 2024
    Days on Market: 25
    Building Type: Townhouse
    Neighborhood: Harlem (Manhattan)
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $841
Total Taxes & Fees: $841
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $20,547
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $21,388
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($750,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Architecture and Design: This beautifully restored 19th-century townhome features original architectural details such as intricate woodwork, filigree-style motifs, rich paneling, elegant moldings, and balustrades, along with herringbone hardwood floors with inlaid accents and unique fireplace surrounds.
  • Living Spaces: The main residence boasts exceptional craftsmanship and modern conveniences, including a gourmet kitchen with a decorative fireplace, private decked terrace, and stairs to the garden and courtyard. The generously sized bedrooms feature decorative fireplaces and walk-in dressing areas.
  • Investment Opportunity: This property presents an excellent investment opportunity with both units currently leased. The fourth floor is designed as a potential standalone guest suite with a kitchen and laundry.
  • Garden Level Residence: The garden level residence includes a living/dining room, kitchen, in-unit laundry, and access to the garden/courtyard.
  • Building Amenities: The pre-war townhouse, built in 1890, offers building amenities such as a terrace, washer/dryer in the apartment, and a garden.
  • Location: Situated in the culturally rich Strivers Row neighborhood in Harlem, this property is in close proximity to a variety of amenities including restaurants, museums, the Apollo Theater, St. Nicholas Park, CUNY, and five train lines.


A picture-perfect two-family townhome in the famed Strivers Row neighborhood, this 19 ft-wide home designed by architect John Hauser sits on a quintessential brownstone street in the heart of Harlem where culture thrives. Enjoy quick access to incredible cuisine, museums, the storied Apollo Theater, St. Nicholas Park, CUNY, and five trains just a block away.

The home’s original 19th century details have been beautifully restored and the home lovingly updated to meet modern needs. Both units are currently leased, presenting an excellent opportunity for rental income. MAIN RESIDENCE: The main residence on the upper three floors combines exceptional craftmanship, modern conveniences, and three private outdoor spaces to offer an oasis of comfort and refinement. Upon entering the foyer, the eye is immediately struck by the gorgeous woodwork, the intricate filigree-style motifs, rich paneling, and elegant moldings and balustrades.

Echoed in the connected living room and parlor, also note the lovely herringbone hardwood floors with inlaid accents and the stunning, one-of-a-kind fireplace surround. Through the parlor pocket doors await a large open dining room and gourmet kitchen with a decorative fireplace, private decked terrace, and stairs to the garden and courtyard which are equipped with electricity and water. To the rear of the kitchen is the laundry and a full bathroom. The third floor offers two generously sized bedrooms with decorative fireplaces and incredible walk-in dressing areas.

The front bedroom includes a large bay window while the rear bedroom features an en suite bath with shower and charming clawfoot tub. The fourth floor features skylights, a private terrace, full bathroom, and two spacious bedrooms. The front bedroom is designed to be a potential standalone guest suite with the inclusion of a kitchen and laundry - ideal for visitors, multigenerational homes, and live-in staff. GARDEN LEVEL RESIDENCE: This charming two-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment on the garden level includes a living/dining room with decorative fireplace, kitchen, in-unit laundry, and access to the garden/courtyard from the rear bedroom.

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Building Amenities

  • Pre War

Listing Agent (Seller's Representative)

Listing courtesy of Christies International Real Estate Group LLC

Pricing History

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Area info for 252 West 137th Street

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at Lenox Ave 0.30 miles