Tuesday, November 6, 2012
☞ BESPOKE: An Eye for Original Details
LINK. This modest sized single-family townhouse was set a low asking price but some of $2 million record holders provide an idea of the renovations that brownstone buyers at this price point have been looking for.
At the middle, one can see the Fifth Avenue brownstone in Central Harlem that was one of the first to break the $2 million mark in the past couple of years. This was an architect's home that had upgraded all the systems to be modern but the feel of the interiors space remained true to the heritage of the house.
Finally, the lower photo shows actress Marcia Gay Harden's house in South Harlem which sold for $2.75 million this year. Contextual but modest detailing makes this home inviting but the prime location probably helped it sell at one of the highest price point. All of the highest selling townhouses in the past couple of years have all been renovated and retain a majority of details (or have renovations that allude to that aesthetic) so renovators take note.