Wednesday, August 19, 2009

☞ DWELL: 79 West 119th Street Brownstone

The brownstone at 79 West 119th Street is another townhouse in the Mount Morris Park Historic District located between Malcolm X/Lenox Avenue and 5th Avenue. While this area offers great neighborhood amenities, this listing has been on the market for eight months, so one would hope that the seller would make some reductions from the $1.5 million asking price at this point. This SRO building with tenants is going up against other SROs in the nabe that are under one million in asking price, so the owners might have to wait a bit longer for a buyer to come along. As far as the interior goes, all of the original woodwork is intact (the exterior door, on the other hand, is unfortunate) but heavily painted over, so there's still much to do to get it back in shape. Big perks for the area include the nearest subway is the 2,3 express train on 125th Street and that Lenox Avenue along this section of Harlem is becoming the most picturesque as far as local cafes are concerned.

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