Wednesday, February 23, 2011

☞ DWELL: 232 West 139th Street Townhouse

Another Strivers Row house has appeared on the market in the last couple of weeks which seems to have quite an interesting background.  The 17 foot wide, 2,715 square foot home at 232 west 139th (ACP/7th and FDB/8th) is technically a 4-family building and once belonged to W.C. Handy who was also known as the "Father of the Blues." This one looks like it needs a full renovation but has some original details mixed in with a few seriously budget finishings i.e. the kitchen.   Asking price starts at $995K for the fixer-upper that is about 5 blocks away from St. Nicholas Park and the subway.  With that said, there's not too much to choose from in the area but the garage out back might make that fact insignificant.  The block is one of Harlem's most historic and beautiful so the house might be worth all the trouble to fix up for the right buyer.

1 comment:

  1. I’m amazed at how many of these homes come to market. . . it’s not that big a block. I looked at one a few years ago and it was lovely but it was too grownup for me.