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Smithsonian Place (Douglas Elliman) Smithsonian Place (Douglas Elliman)
Over 125 years after its construction, the Harlem building located at 60 West 129th Street has been converted to a condominium and named Smithsonian Place. Sales have just launched with the first public availabilities starting at $585K for one-bedrooms, $975K for two-bedrooms, and $1.435 million for three-bedrooms.
60 West 129th Street dates back to 1898, and developer Renaissance Realty Group was at the helm of its condo conversion. The building’s brick and stone facade was carefully restored, as were features like decorative balconies and beautifully crafted cornices and lintels. The large size of the windows is evident at street level, and they have been double-glazed to allow in abundant light but significantly less noise from this bustling section of Harlem.
Smithsonian Place 60 West 129th Street
Facade detail
While Smithsonian Place's exterior looks much as it did in its early days, the interiors have been decidedly brought up to modern standards. All 55 units boast ceilings 9 to 10 feet high, white oak hardwood floors, natural materials, and washer/dryer cabinets. The kitchens come outfitted with natural granite countertops, custom light grey cabinetry, and a Rubinet pot filler above the Fisher & Paykel induction cooktop and oven, part of a high-end appliance package. All bedrooms feature fitted closets, and all baths come fitted with stone Masai Blanco 40" floor tiles and matte white wall tiles.

Smithsonian Place, #308 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Attended lobby
Double-height fitness center with mezzanine yoga area
Lounge with fireplace
Smithsonian Place’s renovation and conversion also included the addition of an extensive amenity package. An attended lobby welcomes residents home, where they have access to a double-height fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a mezzanine-level yoga/Pilates are with sauna and steam room, a children’s playroom, a game room, and a residents’ lounge with fireplace. Further conveniences include a dedicated pet wash area, bike storage, and, for an additional fee, private storage.
Another perk of Smithsonian Place is its central Harlem location. It is directly next door to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and close to other cultural attractions like the Apollo Theater, the Maysles Documentary Center, and the forthcoming new home of the Studio Museum. Popular restaurants like Sylvia’s, Red Rooster, and Corner Social are close by; for those who’d rather cook at home, Harlem’s first Whole Foods is four blocks away. Nearby transportation options like the 125th Street 2/3 and A/C/B/D transit hubs put the rest of the city within easy reach. It is also located in a robust residential area, and we look at availabilities in other new Harlem developments below.

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Eleven Hancock, #501 (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

Patagonia, #6B (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

10 Lenox Avenue, #4C (Nest Seekers LLC)

Circa Central Park, #5B (Corcoran Group)

99 Morningside Avenue, #7B (Corcoran Group)

300 West, #12A (Compass)

145 Central Park North, #11C (Nest Seekers LLC)

303 West 113th Street, #PH (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)
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