Sales Market

5 NYC townhouses for sale if you're seeking more space and privacy

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
September 8, 2021 - 12:30PM

This four bedroom, four and a half bath in Central Harlem is listed for $2,950,000.


New York City buyers are gravitating toward townhouses over condos and co-ops because they offer more square footage and privacy compared to most apartments—which is especially important if you’re working from home

Competition for townhouses, which are limited to begin with, has been fierce since the sales market rebounded. New signed contracts for one- to three-family townhouses increased by 217 percent in Manhattan in August, according to the most recent Elliman Report. Currently, there are only 326 townhouses listed on StreetEasy across all five boroughs. For single-family townhouses, there are just 68.

There are many perks to townhouse living. You’ll likely get private outdoor space, a basement, and you won’t pay monthly fees. But the drawbacks include maintaining the property on your own—especially when that basement floods.

To help with your search, Brick found these five townhouses for sale in Central Harlem, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Hamilton Heights, and Murray Hill.

154 West 132nd St., Central Harlem 

This four bedroom, four and a half bath is listed for $2,950,000. It has hardwood floors, high ceilings, recessed lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, exposed brick, central air, a finished basement, new electrical, new water heater, new windows, and a patio. Renaissance Harlem and the West 132nd Street Community Garden are nearby. 

469 Union St., Carroll Gardens

This four bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $2,995,000. The four-story townhouse features double-height windows, high ceilings, millwork, hardwood floors, stainless steel and integrated appliances, central air, electronic shades, a bluestone patio, outdoor kitchen, roof deck, security system, and fenced-in backyard. Pig Beach and Carroll Park are nearby.  

538 9th St., Park Slope  

This five bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $3,995,000. The brownstone has high ceilings, hardwood floors, moldings, wood-burning fireplaces, mollwork, exposed brick, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, basement, and a new roof that was installed in 2020. An entrance to Prospect Park is up the block and Pasta Louise is nearby. 

470 West 143rd St., Hamilton Heights  

This four bedroom, four and a half bath is listed for $4,400,000. The renovated townhouse has hardwood floors, moldings, two fireplaces, exposed brick, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, central air, a media room, double roof deck, terrace, Jacuzzi, and security system. St. Nicholas Park and L’Artista are nearby. 

266 Lexington Ave., Murray Hill 

This five bedroom, three bath is listed for $5,900,000. The 1940 townhouse features high ceilings, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, moldings, central air, stainless steel appliances, millwork, a finished basement, terrace, elevator, plus a custom media room with a wet bar. The ground floor is currently rented as an office. Jackson Hole and The Morgan Library & Museum are nearby.  



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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