Townhouse pick of the week

A modern townhouse in Harlem with triplex living and a rental income, but it must be owner occupied

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By Mimi OConnor  |
April 23, 2019 - 9:00AM

Built in 2000, the townhouse was recently renovated. 

Harlem Lofts Inc. 

Like the idea of townhouse living but don't feel up to maintaining a brownstone that's about 100 years old? The three-family at 34 W. 128th Street was built in 2000 and has had subsequent renovations. Listed for $2,999,000, the Harlem townhouse measures 5,200 square feet. 

It has northern and southern exposures, recessed lighting, and wood floors throughout. In addition to renovated bathrooms, all of the apartments have washer/dryer connections. 

The triplex has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and measures 2,500 square feet. A large kitchen and dining area connects to the living space. 

A spiral staircase connects the three floors of the apartment and it looks like efforts have been made to safety-proofed it as well.

The triplex has direct access to a large backyard. 

The three-bedroom, two bath duplex measures 1,775 square feet and also features a spiral staircase. (Note that the triplex and the duplex each share half of the parlor level.) 

Finally, the townhouse also has a two-bedroom, one bath 1,170 square-foot floor-through on the top floor. 

In addition to those spiral staircases, the townhouse also has the unique feature of a distinct custom mural (and some decals of Banksy art in some bedrooms).

Also of note: the building has a deed restriction that specifies the owner must occupy the home in whole or in part as their primary residence until 2027. (After that, you can move out if you want.)

The townhouse is very conveniently located: it's a block from the 2/3 at 125th Street station, Marcus Garvey Park, and lots of shopping and eating opportunities along Lenox Avenue, 125th Street, and beyond. 


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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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