A Historic Stunning Mansion In Hamilton Terrace Enclave $5.5M

A stunner of a home in Hamilton Heights just hit the market with a $5.5 million price tag, making it the most expensive single-family home for sale in the neighborhood. If it sells for the full asking price, it could become the most expensive home sold in Harlem, period—the current record-holder, a $4.95 million townhouse on Convent Avenue, sold last January.

The spectacular building was once a church, but after it was gutted by a fire, according to Harlem Bespoke; a developer acquired the property in 2013, and has spent the past few years renovating it into the home we see today.

And what a home it is: This particular house is referred to as “The Mansion on Hamilton Terrace” in brokerspeak, but that descriptor isn’t too far off: it measures nearly 5,000 square feet, and occupies the corner lot at Hamilton Terrace and West 144th Street. It has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and—according to the listing—“fine modern living in a remarkable historic district.”

A shortlist of the home’s attributes includes a basement rec room with a billiards table and a wet bar; a wood-paneled library with, yup, another wet bar; several gas fireplaces; a landscaped backyard and a roof deck with Harlem views; and original details like pocket doors, dormers, and the gorgeous terracotta and limestone exterior.

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All in all, not too shabby—and while the price seems high for the neighborhood, it’s worth considering that a home of this size and caliber would surely command a heck of a lot more just a few miles south.

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