Updated 5 years ago

269 West 132nd Street

Harlem, Manhattan | Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & Frederick Douglass Blvd

17 Rooms6 Beds6 Baths2,250 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts4 / 4
Lot Size15'x99'29"
Built Size15'x50'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$9,224
Price Per SF

This property was sold for $1,650,000 on 12/31/18.

Listing Features

  • High Ceilings
  • Spiral Staircase

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Townhouse Views

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom

Property Description for 269 West 132nd Street

A timeless beauty, this four-family property epitomizes the charm and prestige of New York townhouse living. It is a rare opportunity to own on a row of beautiful brownstones. A spacious design and unique layout create generous bedrooms and large living spaces perfect for entertaining. Original structures of the brownstone, grand and open spaces, can be reimagined for an optimized layout offering greater return on your investment. Currently, all units are tenant-occupied as an income generating property. Ground floor and parlor floor are combined as a two bedroom two bath duplex. With a studio on third and forth floor each, top two floors offers another charming duplex with a spiral staircase. All free market units

Centrally located in highly sought-after Harlem, the property is close to restaurants and shops, including the new Whole Foods Market, and minutes away from Midtown and lower Manhattan on multiple train lines nearby (A,C,B, 2, & 3). One of the fastest appreciating real estate markets in New York, properties in Harlem have proven to be valuable investments.

Listing History for 269 West 132nd Street

Sold and Closed by Liang Li
Nest Seekers International
$2,000,000 [-$300,000] [13%]
Price Drop by Liang Li
Nest Seekers International

Building Details for 269 West 132nd Street

Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1910
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


135 St
0.25 miles
135 St
0.32 miles
125 St
0.36 miles
125 St
0.46 miles

Citi Bike

Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & W 132 St
0.1 miles
Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & W 130 St
0.14 miles

Contact Agent

Contact Agent

Liang Li
Nest Seekers International

Harlem | Manhattan

Quick Profile

The neighborhood called West Harlem by the locals is known as Manhattanville to neighborhood newcomers. The area is culturally diverse and might be considered a microcosm of the city as a whole. 

Columbia University has recently expanded into the area, which is attracting student residents from all over the world. Together with students from the City College of New York and young professionals fleeing higher prices in other neighborhoods, this influx of younger residents has brought with it more restaurants and bars on W 125th Street to serve this clientele. There are also new ventures, like a rock-climbing gym, to cater to the interests of these students and young professionals. At the same time, there are many small, family-owned shops and restaurants that have been anchors of the neighborhood for multiple generations.

The area has been through a housing upgrade, as older properties have been renovated and abandoned properties have been razed to make room for new development. There are still reasonably priced apartments available. Young professionals are finding that there is a certain cachet to living in West Harlem. It provides a convenient commute to the city and all of its amenities, while providing a sense of escape at the end of a long work day.

While rentals are popular with the student population, the young professionals are delighted to find pre-war brownstones, pre-war co-ops (including some income-capped HDFCs for lower- and middle-income buyers), and post-war condos that they can afford, although prices are rising. Some new low-rise developments, sporting virtual doormen and desired amenities, are cropping up.

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 71763TH