Renovated homes going for under $1.5 million appear to be moving quickly in Harlem. Number 540 West 148th Street in Hamilton Heights went up for sale at the end of October for $1.2 million, had a contract out in December and sold by the end of January. This 2-family home has been fully restored in modest, renter grade finishes which look a bit better than most. Brick walls and natural wood add to the warmth of the interior so everything is pretty much straightforward in a non-offensive way.
The townhouse is located just east of Broadway and just around the corner from the new Harlem Public which has become the local neighborhood hangout. There is also the Chipped Cup coffeehouse at this location and the area is starting to finally develop with better local businesses. Check out more details for this home on Streeteasy: LINK