Tuesday, September 25, 2012

☞ DWELL: Ellison Townhouse Reduced

The former home of Ralph Ellison at 749 St. Nicholas Avenue and 147th Street originally appeared on the market in spring for $1.9 million and now has been reduced to $1.8 million.   At 19-foot-wide, the multi-family townhouse is of generous proportion but appears to have been gut renovated with the goal of remaining a rental building. On the exterior, the front bay window was removed some time ago along with an original stoop which slightly detracts from the beauty of arched window at center.  The price is probably for an investor to come who will not do much else to the facade but we can only dream that this Sugar Hill landmark will be restored completely one day. More details and photos can be found on Streeteasy: LINK

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