Friday, May 14, 2010

☞ ARCHITECTURE: The Bailey Mansion Reno

We just got a note in our inbox that the Bailey Mansion on Harlem's Sugar Hill (St. Nicholas Place and 150th Street) finally started its much needed renovation. The limestone mansion, which was originally built for the famous circus guru and then had been owned by the same Harlem family for over half a century, has been waiting for this day for quite some time. Originally up for $10 million in late September 2008, the mansion would eventually sell a year later for an all cash deal of $1.4 million.

So what's going on now? DOB records show no change in use for the single family home and it looks like the exterior is really getting a much needed facelift. The second photo shows the tall corner turret which is currently missing its molded metal ball finial. As seen from past photos and open houses, the interior is fully intact but the entire infrastructure needs to be repaired and upgraded. The exterior is an official New York City landmark so folks can be assured that no funny business will be at hand for this iconic Harlem home renovation. Read more about the sale of the Bailey Mansion in our past post: LINK. Photos by Ulysses


  1. You're blog is amazing and insightful. I am a real estate agent who focused on Harlem on the past and still to some extent. Great resource.

  2. I understand the current owners are going to great lengths to restore completely the slate roof and ornimental copperwork. May they succeed!