Tuesday, September 29, 2009

☞ DWELL: Cameron Mathison to Sell Brownstone

Yes, it's true: daytime television star Cameron Mathison is selling his brownstone and will be leaving Harlem. ABC is moving their New York shows to the West Coast to save some dollars, and therefore the Mathison family will be moving out of their brownstone on 136 West 130th Street. Now on the market for the asking price of $2.7 million, this celebrity home is more on the modern side but will not need any further financial investments from the new owner since it has completely been gut-renovated. Even though we appreciate our interiors more on the classic side, what's nice about this property is that it has a fully-redone outdoor space that can universally be admired. The block located between ACP/7th Avenue and Lenox/6th Avenue has many renovated brownstones lining the streets, but there are a few shells left, including the one next door. The nearest subway is the either the 2,3 or A,B,C,D train on 125th Street. See the previous video post on the Mathison family in Harlem: LINK.

1 comment:

  1. Many of these brownstones wonderful details have survived decades serving as SRO’s with moldings preserved under layers of paint and rooms divided by cheap partitions, only to be gutted by the recent intervention of architects and contractors. Sometimes there is no choice but to gut renovate as so little remains. I also prefer the classic interiors, once the historic fireplaces, grand staircases and other details have been removed by contractors they are lost forever. I expect the original complete brownstones to become rarer and more valuable over time.