Thursday, January 3, 2013

☞ DWELL: 458 West 150th Street in Contract

The house in West Harlem covered in faux stonework at 458 West 150th Street arrived on the market in September for the asking price of $950K, was reduced to $889K a couple of months later and now is in contract.  The 16-foot-wide, two-family home has a pretty straightforward renovation on the inside and but the outside will probably be the biggest detractor for the building locating just west of Convent Avenue in West Harlem.  This is basically a shingle-style home (wood shingles being the correct siding to use) which is quite common in the  coastal towns of the Northeast but rare in Harlem.  If the new owner renovates the house properly on the exterior, the facade might look like this: LINK

Only one of the buildings within this row of three English cottage townhouses is up for sale so it is unclear if just this one unit can have its facade restored to its original look. With that said, the price is on the lower side of things so maybe an investor with the right vision can come along and fix things up to the original 1899 aesthetic.  This entire area is quiet and pretty much residential but a plus is that the express trains are on 4 blocks away on 146th Street. More details on the broker site: LINK

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