"Hamilton" is more than the hottest musical on Broadway it’s also an Upper Manhattan neighborhood earning buzz for its spacious apartments and rich history.
The neighborhood’s boundaries go east to west from Edgecombe Avenue to Henry Hudson Parkway, and north to south from 155th to 135th streets. Notable sites include the City College of New York, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Harlem School of the Arts, Aaron Davis Hall and Riverbank State Park.
“Hamilton” fans can also visit the founding father’s home — Hamilton Grange — at 414 West 141st St., which is believed to be the only home Hamilton ever owned. Alexander Hamilton's residence was originally located a few blocks away, according to the National Park Service, but today still stands on the property that he owned in the early 1800s.
Architecture in the neighborhood ranges from Gothic buildings, to Romanesque arches and terracottadetails, according toStreetEasy, which puts the neighborhood’s average price per square foot at $637, as much as $300 lower than nearby Harlem and Washington Heights.
Here are three townhouses that still cost millions, but offer the space and architectural details that make Hamilton Heights the happeningplace for real estate.
This townhouse features a one-bedroom apartment, which leads out into the garden, and a triplex is connected to the cellar via a private entrance. The home, listed for$2,950,000, has been recently renovated to include “crisp clean lines, subtle colors and natural oak floors.” Additional details of the four bedroom, four bath include 11-foot ceilings, full cellar and three decorative fireplaces. Large windows, glass doors which lead to the terrace, and a top-floor skylight provide plenty of natural light.
Built in 1895, this home is one of five limestone buildings on 143rd Street by architect Clarence True. His homes were also known for their “graceful low stoops.” This five-story townhouse, listed for $4,795,000, features a curved oak front door and bay windows. Recently renovated, the home retains pocket doors and mahogany paneling, but has a modern kitchen and media room. Inside there are four bedrooms ,six bathrooms and four fireplaces; outside 600 square foot roof deck and landscaped garden with a built-in fireplace.
The restoration of this townhouse included maintaining not only the original woodwork, but its eight original fireplaces and the preservation of their turn-of-century tilework. Listed for $3,250,000, the four bedroom, four bath home has a main kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless appliances, and a summer kitchen and breakfast area that can be accessed from the backyard. There is also a tiled roof deck that has views of the Hudson River.