Friday, November 9, 2012

☞ DWELL: 18 Sylvan Terrace Townhouse

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, November 11th, 1:30PM-3:00PM.  The house at 18 Sylvan Terrace has just arrived on the market in Washington Heights and is roughly at 160th Street.  This area just north of Harlem was once considered the Harlem Heights and the identical row houses built in the 1880s captures a distinct 19th century aesthetic that is unique to the entire city.   For the most part, the 2-family home is on the smaller side since there is only about 1,425 square foot of space in total so the price is set at $859K.  Location wise, the immediate neighborhood does not have a lot going on to it except beautiful architecture but the train station is only a block away and there is a supermarket close by.  More details on the broker site: LINK


  1. Isn't it lovely! I live just around the corner and go out of my way to go through Sylvan Terrace to get home from the C train and enroute to work in the AM.

    I was born in this nabe and always dreamed of a home for myself and family here. My 3rd grade teacher lived here and her granddaughter still lives in one of these houses.

  2. I brought my home on Sylvan Terrace in 1997. The neighborhood at that time was striving to recover from the crack attack. Licking it wounds the neighborhood has come along way. Whenever you mention homes for sale in this area you state "there is not much going on." I must correct you. Yes, the area is not central Harlem, but we have Coogans (a resturant in the area over 30 yrs), Starbucks, The Betty & Malcolm Shabazz Center, Carrot Top Bakery, Aliza Pizza, if you like fast food thers's BBQ's, Wendy's, MacDonalds and many clubs with live music. Banks include TD, Chase, Apple & Citibank. The building that housed the Indian Museum is now a university. The High Bridge Pool & Park, The Chruch of Intersession, and God forbid if one get's ill, the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Live JAZZ in building 555 Edgecombe Ave.every Sunday, and last but not least The Morris Jumel Mansion. Come and take a walk along Broadway. I remember when Central Harlem was considered not the place to be, "not much going on". The area North of Harlem is becoming a place with much to do, like our Southern neighbor this will take time. (My username is in honor of the place of my birth in 1953)