Monday, November 23, 2009
☞ DWELL: 401 Manhattan Avenue Brownstone
The location of the brownstone at 401 Manhattan Avenue (ivy-covered building in lower photo) between 116th and 117th Streets is a nice per, but a notable past owner might even be a better selling point. No, it's not a celebrity, but the Victorian curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This single family home is located a block away from the B,C train at 116th in one direction and a block away from Morningside Park in the other. For the asking price of $1.595 million, one gets 4-5 bedrooms, 2 baths, working fireplaces and a backyard. It's definitely at a more difficult price point for first time buyers since there are no rental apartments to help subsidize the mortgage. On the other hand, there are quite a few three-bedroom condos asking for the same amount of money but offering much less in return.