For $2.5M, this compact Harlem carriage house has a backyard, garage, and room to expand
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For $2.5M, this compact Harlem carriage house has a backyard, garage, and room to expand

October 4, 2023

Photo courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Located on the bustling west side of Harlem near Columbia University and just a few blocks from Central Park, this two-story brick carriage house at 158 West 118th Street represents an opportunity for Manhattan living with perks like a garage, a leafy backyard, and room to grow. With 2,905 interior square feet, the 18-foot-wide home may not be a mansion, but it’s a two-family property with over 6,000 square feet of unused Floor Area Ratio (FAR), adding flexibility to its value at $2,495,000. Historic details, a detached garage, and lots of outdoor space make this unique dwelling more than a condo alternative.

Inside are plenty of pretty prewar details like door and window trim, original hardwood floors, and vintage steam radiators. Twenty-first-century upgrades include recessed lighting, a sound system, and renovations in the kitchen and bathrooms.

The home’s spacious rooms get plenty of light, starting with the front family room. Also on the main living level is a loft-style kitchen elevated by marble countertops. There’s plenty of space for dining and entertaining between the rooms.

The large dining area opens onto a south-facing terrace, yard, and canopied patio. At the back sits a 400-square-foot free-standing garage, topped by a finished rooftop accessible by spiral stairs.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, with enough room to create more. The primary suite includes the luxury of a massive dressing room/closet. The chic, renovated primary bath features a walk-in glass shower, a porcelain tiled floor, and a modern vanity.

The second bedroom is also large and south-facing for fabulous sunlight. A renovated second bath has a vintage vibe, with a claw-foot tub and mosaic-tiled floor. As an additional convenience, laundry facilities can be found in the unfinished basement.

The flexible nature of this property, currently being used as a single-family home, in addition to the additional FAR and low annual property taxes make this brick-fronted find worth a look. Outside, you’re surrounded by the restaurants, cafes, and shops of south Harlem, and near public transportation and the city’s best parks.

[Listing details: 158 West 118th Street at CityRealty]

[At Brown Harris Stevens by Whitney Osentoski]


Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

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