Tuesday, October 26, 2010

☞ DWELL: 1889 Lexington Avenue Townhouse

When walking by the up-and-coming East Harlem transportation-commercial hub of 116th Street and Lexington Avenue, one will notice the lone brownstone that still stands on the block.  Development is literally next door with the Lancaster Lexington going up immediately to the right and Embelesar 118 just around the corner on the other side.  That said, the 16 foot wide home is trying to be part of the area's construction boom and is currently asking for $1.3 million.  The major issue here would be the current SRO status and that there seems to be folks living in the building(?). There's also the facade and infrastructure of the townhouse which looks like it needs a complete overhaul.


  1. price seems a bit ambitious for a building that looks like it’s held together solely by the ivy on the top.

  2. I used to live right here for four years. There are DEFINITELY people living in there. Or at least there were a few months ago when I moved. There even used to be a sign in one of the windows advertising a room to let. I always wondered what was up with that place. Agree with Sanou's Mum above: price does seem a little ambitious. If anything, you'd be paying for the property and have to completely destroy the townhouse. That place looks like a stiff breeze would blow it over.