$7,250,000 $8,500,000
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The Corner House

31 Mount Morris Park West

Mt. Morris Park, Manhattan | West 123rd Street & West 124th Street

15 Rooms6 Beds3.5 Baths11,995 Square FeetSingle Family

$7,250,000 $8,500,000
floors / apts5 / 1
Lot Size25'x100'
Built Size25'x92'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$10,116
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details
  • Restored Details
  • WBFP

Outdoor space and views

  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Roof Deck
  • Wine Cellar

Property Description for 31 Mount Morris Park West

1 West 123rd Street --- 31 Mt Morris Park West

Winner of the 2022 LUCY G. MOSES PRESERVATION Award


Following the lead of McKim, Mead & White, this house was built in 1890 in the neo-Renaissance Revival style by architect Frank Hill Smith for John Dwight. It was erected during The Gilded Age (from 1875 to 1900 or 1910), and financed by his baking soda empire, Arm and Hammer. This product dominated the market from 1873 onward and is still popular today. Frank Hill Smith was also a painter who collaborated with William Morris Hunt in the 1880s, which may account for his preoccupation with interior design and color, which is reflected in the house we see today.


During their decade long ownership, the present owners engaged the illustrious architect, Samuel G. White, the great grandson of Stanford White, to restore the interior design elements and original floor plan of this house. The mission of White's varied architectural practice is defined as "combining historic restoration and adaptive reuse with new designs and historic settings" and this house offered the perfect palette. Among many other projects, White has modernized Stanford White's Astor Court in Rhinebeck with a similar philosophy. Astor Court was built originally built for John Jacob Astor IV and inspired by The Grand Trianon at Versailles.


As New York townhouses tend to be adjacent to each other facing north and south, finding a corner house with light on three sides is extremely rare.

This house faces west, south and east, with sets of huge square windows and an amazing five corner rooms. The numerous windows on the long side of the house infuse the interior with an exceptional amount of light. Further adding to the abundant light are four oval rooms on the long side of the building also with huge sets of windows.

In total, the house possesses 52 large windows, an extraordinary number. Few houses are so blessed with this amount of natural light.



Approx. 2,540 SqFt
Four Storage Rooms
Wine Cellar
Gas/Meter Room
Two Sidewalk Vaults
Laundry Room
Powder Room
Meter Room
Boiler Room
Elevator/Mechanics Room
Workshop/Storage Room

Ground Floor
Approx. 2,260 SqFt Interior, 795 SqFt Exterior
Entry Hall
Dining Room
Powder Room
Eat-In Kitchen
Double-Door Entrance (Steel Door and Wooden Door)

Parlor Floor

Approx. 2,160 SqFt
Large Hall
Oval Reading Room + Fireplace
Back Room
Library with Skylight
Drawing Room + Fireplace

Third Floor
Approx. 1,665 SqFt Interior, 495 SqFt Exterior
Large Hall
Bedroom/Study + Fireplace
Full Bathroom
Oval Bedroom + Fireplace
Dressing Room

Fourth Floor
Approx. 1,665 SqFt
Bedroom/Study + Fireplace
Dressing Room
Full Bathroom
Oval Bedroom + Fireplace

Fifth Floor
Approx. 1,665 SqFt
Skylight Room
Kitchen and Laundry Room
Dressing Room
Full Bathroom
Bedroom / Study + Fireplace
Oval Bedroom

Building: 25 FT Wide and 92 FT Depth
Lot: 25 FT Wide and 100 FT Depth
Rooms: 15
Bedrooms: 6
Full Bathrooms: 3
Powder Rooms: 2
Two Kitchens
Two Laundry Rooms
Two Sets of Staircases
Elevator (Non-functional, can be restored)(Original mechanics)

With a total Gross Interior Square Footage of Approx. 11,955 (including the Basement of Approx. 2,540 Gross Square Feet). The total Exterior space is approx. 1,290 Square Feet, this includes the front outdoor space and the terrace (the outdoor square footage is separate from the interior Gross Square Footage).


These owners have been loyal custodians of the restoration of the interior design elements and original floorplan of this illustrious building. Now it will be the next owner's opportunity to carry forward their own vision within this remarkable property.

Listing History for 31 Mount Morris Park West

$7,250,000 [-$1,250,000] [14.7%]
Price Drop by Paula Del Nunzio
Brown Harris Stevens
New Agency by Paula Del Nunzio
Brown Harris Stevens

Building Details for 31 Mount Morris Park West

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1890
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Transit and Citi Bike


125 St
0.14 miles
116 St
0.36 miles
125 St
0.4 miles


Harlem-125 StMetro-North Railroad
0.3 miles

Citi Bike

Mt Morris Park W & W 120 St
0.14 miles
Lenox Ave & W 126 St
0.18 miles

Mt. Morris Park | Manhattan

Quick Profile

Central Harlem is an enclave filled with cultural landmarks, gilded age brownstones and a vibe you don’t find in many neighborhoods these days. Mount Morris Park Historic District, located in west central Harlem, is a vibrant neighborhood with tree-lined streets and gorgeous brownstones. The large 16-block section is the byproduct of Harlem’s first building boom and should not be confused with Mount Morris Park, which is a 20-acre park that was renamed Marcus Garvey Memorial Park in 1977. What can we say? Sometimes gentrification complicates things.

The boundaries of Mount Morris Park Historic District are West 118th and West 124th Streets, Fifth Avenue, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. The neighborhood was designated a historic district by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1971. Architectural buffs will be enamoured by the neighborhood's handsome architecture that includes late 19th- and early 20th century row houses designed in the Romanesque Revival, neo-Grec and Queen Anne style.

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OLR ID: 82177TH