Townhouse pick of the week

This Washington Heights three-family townhouse has room to sprawl, for $2,295,000

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By Mimi OConnor  |
October 17, 2018 - 1:00PM

The townhouse was built in 1900 and has many modern additions. 

Perry Associates Realty 

This large, three-family townhouse in Washington Heights already comes fully-loaded, and it has the potential to get even grander. Listed for $2,295,000, 562 West 161st St.  has an owner's triplex and two, one-bedroom rental apartments on the second and third floor. The listing suggests the rentals could provide over $4,000 of income, and also notes that you could add a floor or a penthouse, thanks to 2,191 square feet of buildable space. (Of course, you should independently verify that.) 

The entrance to the triplex is on the garden floor through double doors. The large living area has a modern wood-burning fireplace and leads to the open kitchen, which has a 14-foot stone counter, stainless steel appliances, and lots of cabinets. 

Double doors at the rear of the apartment lead to the garden. 

The parlor floor one level up (via a modern staircase) has two large bedrooms with high ceilings and en suite baths. The master bedroom overlooks the garden and its bath has a claw foot tub, glass shower, and washer/dryer setup. 

The lower level of the triplex is a rec area, with one-and-a-half bath and storage space. 

The rental on the second floor has an additional small bedroom or study, and the apartment on the third floor has a terrace off the living room. Both rentals have high ceilings, and tenants control their own heat and hot water. 


The C train is a few blocks away at 163rd Street, and the 1 is also close at 157th Street. Shopping and dining options can be found along Broadway, and nearby points of interest include the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Sylvan Terrace, and Highbridge Park.


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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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