Townhouse pick of the week

This historic upper Manhattan townhouse is across the street from where George Washington once lived

By Mimi O'Connor | February 28, 2018 - 12:00PM 

It's part of a row of landmarked brownstones. 


If you're yearning for an expansive (and expensive) historic townhouse with modern conveniences uptown, 10 Jumel Terrace in Washington Heights may be the place for you. This four bedroom, three bath is listed for $2,600,000, and it's in the Jumel Terrace Historic District.

The Romanesque Revival townhouse was designed by Henri Fouchaux for William Watkins in 1896, and is one of five landmarked townhouses on the street. It is opposite the Jumel-Morris Mansion, the one-time residence of George Washington, built in 1765. 

The house is 18 feet wide and has four floors. It retains many period details including pocket doors, oak cabinetry, wainscoting, five decorative fireplaces, wood shutters, and a hand-carved staircase. A bay window looks out on the cobblestone street below. 

The large and modern eat-in kitchen overlooks the patio and landscaped garden, which measures 17 by 42 feet. 

The three bathrooms are renovated, with one set up in a very open way.

The house gets lots of light, and it has a washer-dryer.

Shopping and the subway (the A and the C at 163rd Street) can be found along Amsterdam Avenue, a few blocks away. 



Mimi O'Connor

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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