A Sugar Hill condo with a strong sense of history

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Historic Sugar Hill, a neighborhood famed for its architectural grandeur, is a uniquely scenic corner of Manhattan noted for the many leaders of the Harlem Renaissance who once lived here. The changes afoot nowadays have more to do with increased interest from buyers, who may find this elegant condo particularly eye-catching.

The one-bedroom, listed by CORE, comes with a $1.5 million price tag a bit above the median for the neighborhood—but that’s probably because it’s located in the Bradhurst Carriage House. The 110-year old building is on the National Register of Historic Places, and was converted back in 2006 to hold eight luxury lofts.

The property’s history is evident in its spiral staircases and skylights; within this apartment, you’ll find similar classic architectural features. Take in the cavernous living /dining room, with its near-11 foot high ceilings, tall windows, and exposed brick wall; the oak floors and working fireplace give the room a cozy, homey vibe, despite the room's volume.  

There’s plenty of space, too, in the kitchen, which looks fairly contemporary with its glossy countertops and wooden cabinets. 

The large master bedroom looks like it gets plenty of sunlight—plus, it includes tons of closet space and an en-suite bathroom with marbled tile and double sinks.

A 10-foot-by-11-foot home office could double as a second bedroom, but with no windows, it might feel a little enclosing. The room does have its own large closet and bathroom as well, though.

Other amenities include a washer and dryer in the apartment, and a private rooftop terrace for residents. It’s your call whether all that classical elegance merits the cost, in a neighborhood that is still known for having more affordable options. 


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