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8 Sylvan Terrace

$1,795,000 | 3 beds, 2 baths
77 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed Sep 15, 2021
    Days on Market 77
    Building Type Townhouse
    Neighborhood Washington Heights
    Listing viewed 434 times
Est. Monthly Mortgage $6,054
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost $6,054


8 Sylvan Terrace: -Historic 1887 row house -Meticulously renovated top-to-bottom -Legal two-family, currently configured with a single-family layout _______________________________________________________________________ A celebrated designer's own sought-after landmark home, masterfully renovated and featured in Dwell magazine, is a rare find indeed. Discover 8 Sylvan Terrace, the glorious reimagining of a unique 1887 Victorian row house in one of New York City's most prized historic enclaves. Currently configured with a single-family layout, 8 Sylvan Terrace is a legal two-family and lends itself to easy conversion back to a two-family. A high stoop invites you into a classic double vestibule on the parlor level, were meticulously restored original pumpkin pine flooring, carefully recreated ceiling medallions and a stately refinished staircase nod to the home's historical provenance.

Two rooms on this floor are separated by restored original pocket doors that had been encased by layers of sheetrock during a less inspired renovation. Traditionally used as reception and dining rooms, these spaces are ideal as bedrooms, living areas or home office space featuring a handsome wood-burning fireplace flanked by custom built-in cabinetry. The lower level continues the old-meets-new theme with a sleekly minimalist modern staircase that leads to open-plan living space featuring random-width reclaimed pine flooring, swaths of exposed brick and original beams. Enjoy comfortable daily life and lively entertaining alongside the original wood-burning cooking hearth fireplace and salvaged wharf light.

The impeccable kitchen combines innovative custom finishes, including cabinetry coated in anodized aluminum and a concrete range hood, with traditional Carrara marble countertops and upscale stainless steel appliances all integrated to masterful effect. Head to the top-floor to discover the glorious full-floor owner's suite topped in soaring 15-foot-tall beamed ceilings, restored 19th century French chandeliers and remote-controlled venting skylight. Towering twin wood-burning and decorative original brick fireplaces underscore the room's grand proportions. The adjacent windowed bath impresses with 12-foot-tall ceilings, polished concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling quartz tile, a frameless glass shower and a marble sink wrought from a centuries-old water fountain that once stood in a Philadelphia park.

A large laundry room/closet attends to wardrobe needs, and mini-split HVAC units and Baxi radiators ensure year-round comfort in this exquisite Uptown home. Nearly untouched by time, Sylvan Terrace is a serene block lined by 20 two-story wood Victorian row houses with lovely green and yellow siding, cornices and shutters. Located within the Jumel Terrace Historic District, the charming houses were built on a dead-end Belgian-block street featuring beautiful views of Morris Jumel Mansion, Manhattan's oldest residence. In this wonderful lower Washington Heights location, you'll enjoy direct access to Highbridge Park and fantastic shopping, dining and nightlife along Broadway and Amsterdam.

The C train is right outside your door, and 1, B and A lines, excellent bus service and CitiBikes put the rest of the city within easy reach. As seen in Dwell Magazine:

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at Saint Nicholas Ave and 162nd 0.09 miles
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at Broadway 0.28 miles
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at Frederick Douglass Blvd and 156th 0.32 miles
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168th Street 0.41 miles
One United Nations Park
Between East 39th Street & East 40th Street
Murray Hill
One United Nations Park is an unprecedented interplay of privacy and light—a balance that reflects the architecture’s bold exterior and luminous interiors.
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