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The Garden Apartment was expertly renovated by an award winning designer, and features a large bedroom and an exceptional vintage bathroom, wood floors, decorative fireplace in the living room, lighting fixtures on dimmers, two ceiling fans and original wood details. It has a color video intercom to the front door of the building. The windows north and south provide refreshing cross-ventilation. There is a 2 unit wall mounted air conditioner/heater in the apartment (bedroom and living room). It is heated by original radiators in the winter. Free WiFi.
The apartment is quite private with a separate outside entrance with its own outside light. There is an interior hall rack for bags and coats. Lending umbrellas are available for when it rains.
The living room looks south with two windows south through a beautiful tree to the quiet street life below. Internal wood shutters provide privacy. The living room is furnished with a sofabed, a side table, a 46' wall-mount LED flat screen TV, a dining table and 4 chairs. It has a radio iPod loaded with an iPod with a Harlem Hideaway jazz/blues play list. The shelving unit contains a library of interesting and unique books. The original 120 year old drawer cabinet separates the kitchen from the dining/living room area. There is plenty of room in the drawers to use it as a dresser if the living room as used as additional sleeping area. There is a 3 speed fan in with a dimmer light in the living room area and a dining table with 4 chairs and an adjustable dimmer light above the dining room table.
Opening onto the living room you will find the open kitchen equipped with a deep sink with rinsing spout, a garbage disposal, a modern 4 burner gas stove with oven, a double door refrigerator with bottom freezer and an icemaker, a built-in microwave/fan, toaster, a knife set, a dishwasher (with detergent) and all necessary cookware and utensils as well as a coffee maker, coffee and tea. The surfaces are high end stone/conglomerate. There are plenty of plugs and under counter lighting. There is a slide-out garbage/ recycle cabinet. The cabinets are all wood finished and backsplashes 100 year old subway tile.
The all white full bathroom has a vintage claw foot bathtub with shower fixture, shampoo and body soap, towels, extra toilet paper, a built-in cabinet, vintage sink, hair dryer, outlets, and a vintage art deco lit medicine cabinet with hairspray. It also has an exhaust fan. The wainscoting is clear glass subway tiles. The floor is all original 120 year old original tiles. There is even a dimmer for the retro light fixture. All fixtures are chrome.
The hall to the bedroom has a closet stocked with cleaning items.
The large bedroom facing north to the beautiful private patio of the brownstone has a walk-n closet with a washer/dryer and a full length mirror on the door. The bedroom has sliding screened glass doors with a view of a very quiet, peaceful deck area. There are sheer curtains for privacy as well as an electric bar gate which lowers and raises at the touch of a button. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed with adjustable individual reading lights, a radio/iPod player with jazz/blues playlist on iPod, a bedside table and a vintage chest of drawers. Above the bedroom door is a transom to allow airflow while the door is shut. Since the bedroom faces the back, it is furthest away from any street noise.
The private outside plank terrace is perfect for casual dining, cocktails or coffee. There is a charming adjustable striped extension wall awning for your use as well, in case of rain. Beyond the private terrace is a beautiful backyard area paved in cobblestones with secured benches and attractive plantings. Huge birch trees shade the area as well as provide privacy. A barbeque is also available for outdoor cooking. Have a bigger group or want other options? Try our Parlor Apt. #982545, Studio Apartment #982538, or Guest Room # 993020.
The large bedroom facing north to the beautiful private patio of the brownstone has a walk-n closet with a washer/dryer and a full length mirror on the door. The bedroom has sliding screened glass doors with a view of a very quiet, peaceful deck area. There are sheer curtains for privacy as well as an electric bar gate which lowers and raises at the touch of a button. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed with adjustable individual reading lights, a radio/iPod player, a bedside table and a vintage chest of drawers. Above the bedroom door is a transom to allow airflow while the door is shut. It has a lit walk-in closet with full length mirror. The closet has a washer/dryer. Since the bedroom faces the back, it is furthest away from any street noise.
The all white full bathroom has a vintage claw foot bathtub with shower fixture, shampoo and body soap, towels, extra toilet paper, a built-in cabinet, vintage sink, hair dryer, outlets, and a vintage art deco lit medicine cabinet with hairspray. It also has an exhaust fan. The wainscoting is clear glass subway tiles. The floor is all original 120 year old original tiles. There is even a dimmer for the retro light fixture. All fixtures are chrome. ...moreless
The open kitchen with deep double sink, rinsing spout, garbage disposal, modern 4 burner gas range, french door refrigerator with bottom freezer, ice maker, microwave/fan, toaster, coffee maker....moreless
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Harlem Hideaway is on West 119th Street in Harlem, New York City. Marcus Garvey Park is just over a block away, with a public swimming pool, and the famed Central Park is only 9 blocks south of this rental. There is a grocery store and laundromat within 2 blocks, and the nearby Lenox Avenue offers a variety of restaurants and convenience stores. Also on Lenox Avenue, you will find Harlem Shake and the Red Rooster Restaurant, staples of Harlem. The West 125th Street shopping corridor includes Apolloo Theater, Studio Museum of Harlem and major stores, such as H & M and Marshall’s, and on Frederick Douglass Avenue you will find restaurant row.
Public transportation is convenient with the 2/3 subway station just over 3 blocks away, offering both express and local train service. The A/B/C line is also nearby, about 4 blocks away.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: An enthusiastic New York and Harlem resident, always ready to give the inside scoop and recommendations on Harlem or NYC. Very involved in the neighborhood. Designer and partner of Harlem Shake, the popular local restaurant. A product, landscape and interior designer with numerous awards and items in national museums. In fact, the building has also been published in several magazines and appeared in films. A world traveller, as I flew for Pan Am for over 7 years.
Why the Owner Chose Harlem (Central): This building is typical of the historic neighborhood. I was impressed that it still retained so much of its original form and material. However, I was very impressed by the atmosphere of the block, with friendly, open and involved neighbors.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: The quiet friendly tree-lined street, proximity to express subway- only 4 stops to Times Square, closeness to neighborhood coffee shop and historic park, as well as the 125 St. corridor and Central Park.
I actually love sitting on the front stoop while having a coffee or a glass of wine. I love seeing the relaxed street life going by, and being a part of it. Since my block is dominated by private brownstones, rather than apartment buildings, it has a friendlier, small town feeling than most other neighborhoods.