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THE OPPORTUNITY
Rare chance to purchase half of a town house condo. The next best thing to owning a whole house. Beautiful 3BR apartment. Monthly charges are preposterously low ($278/mo). The apartment has been totally gut renovated. Either as a home or an investment, it does not get much better than this. Very close to all transportation and parks. Can reinstall fireplace. Building has plenty of additional FAR available, so many possibilities for how to use it.

THE LAYOUT
Follow the front steps of the building up to a private entrance. No one else uses this door. Perfect place to leave shoes, coats, bikes, etc. Stairs lead up to the first floor of the apartment. A beautiful open kitchen with all new cabinetry and granite countertops is the centerpiece of the entertaining flow. The U-shaped counter is perfect for cooking, eating or chatting. Space at either end of the building allows for multiple configurations. The lower space can all be opened up as for entertainment, allowing for a separate living and dining room, or it can be configured as a three bedroom. Amazing southern light streams in making the apartment welcoming and cheerful. There is a bathroom on this level as well.
An open staircase with a skylight above leads to the upper floor with two spacious split bedrooms. Another bath and a laundry room complete the floor. The Master Bedroom has abundant closet space: 2 closets and 3 overhead storage spaces. The southern light is brilliant.

THE AESTHETIC
A perfect mix of the two New York City aesthetics: the classic prewar and the industrial loft. Every detail has been thought of to make this space a true home. The entire apartment has white oak hardwood floors which magnifies all the light. The brick on the two lateral walls has been exposed and each brick immaculately cleaned. All walls and ceilings have been meticulously skim coated to perfection. When one looks around the wall is not seen as the eye cannot find a blemish to stop on; only color is perceived. The effect is sublime. Classic baseboards tie walls to floor in an elegant balance.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Nestled between a plethora of parks, architecturally harmonious, well laid out, and culturally diverse, Harlem is the neighborhood in New York City best suited for a balanced human life. Be minutes away from the cosmopolitan center of the City and all that it has to offer, yet retain a modicum of serenity in the verdant oasis of Harlem, where every block overflows with history, charm, and amazing people. Once you call Harlem home, it will be hard to ever leave.

TRANSPORTATION
Perfectly situated for car, bike, or train. FDR is 3 blocks away. West Side Highway 12 blocks away. 2, 3 express and B, C local equidistantly 2 blocks away. A, D express is 10 blocks away. M2 Bus stops on the corner and M135 is a block away. THERE IS ALWAYS STREET PARKING ON THIS BLOCK.

Address: 243 West 134th Street
City:
Zip: 10030
Country: United States
Property Id : 19884
Price: $ 943,000
Property Size: 1,200 ft2
Rooms: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
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