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The Adeline, 23 West 116th Street

Between Lenox Avenue & Fifth Avenue

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Carter Horsley
Review by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

The very handsome Adeline apartment building is a 12-story residential condominium building at 23 West 116th Street in Harlem that was erected in 2014.

It was developed by L & M Development Partners and designed by Perkins Eastman Architects. 

It has 83 apartments and is named after Adeline Waller, the mother of Fat Waller, the legendary jazz pianist, and the wife to Rev. Waller who was a minister at the Abyssinian Baptist Church.

Bottom Line

A sophisticated and attractive mid-block development in a prime location with good amenities and nice façade accents.

Description

The light gray brick façade is discretely punctuated with 7 thin black window surrounds and its setback is “syncopated.”  Tell Metzger, the development director of L & M, was quoted at buzzbuzzome.com as stating that “it cost more to build, and we lost a bit of sellable area, but it felt like an appropriate nod to the Jazz Age.”

The development also includes a 9-story building with 111 affordable rentals.

The building is across 116th Street from the Kalahari, another L & M. development.

Amenities

The building has a 24-hour doorman, a 2,300-square-foot landscaped roof deck, a 5,800-square-foot landscaped second floor courtyard, a residents’ fitness room, a residents’ lounge, a bicycle room, private storage, a package room with cold storage, a superintendent, a screening room, parking and a children’s playroom.

Apartments

Apartments have wide plank oak floors by Du Chateau, tiled laundry closet with Bosch washer and dryer, and some units have terraces.

Kitchens have matte lacquer cabinetry, marbled Caesarstone countertops and backsplashes, recessed down lights and Kitchen Aid gas ranges.

Master baths have Toto commodes.

Apartment 11D is a four-bedroom unit with a 40-foot-long living/dining room with a 12-foot-long open kitchen with an island and a 60-foot-long terrace.

Apartment 9A is a three-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a long hall that leads to a 17-foot-long next to a 14-foot-long windowed dining area adjacent to an open 11-foot-long kitchen with an island.  The living room and the 17-foot-long master bedroom at the opposite end of the unit both have access to the 51-foot-long terrace.

Apartment 10F is a three-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a long hall that leads to a 13-foot-long dining area next to a 19-foot-long living room with an 11-foot-long open kitchen with an island.

Apartment D on the 3rd through the 8th floors is a two-bedroom unit with a 24-foot-long living/dining room with an open kitchen with an island.

Apartment 10C is a two-bedroom unit with a 19-foot-long living/dining room with an open kitchen with an island. 

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