Updated 3 days ago
Off Market
Harlem, Manhattan | East 125th Street & East 126th Street
18 Rooms5 Beds5 Baths8,000 Square FeetMixed Use

floors / apts5 / 1
Lot Size20'x85'
Built Size20'x85'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$19,746
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details
  • Central AC
  • Gas Heat

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Deck
  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Video Intercom
  • Alarm System
  • Fitness Facility
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Roof Deck
  • Storage
  • Wine Cellar

Property Description

A meticulous restoration led by award-winning architect, Jeffery Povero of Povero&Company, results in this immaculate 20’ wide, 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom single-family townhouse, featuring approximately 8,000-square-feet of light-flooded interiors with gorgeously restored woodwork and custom details. Upon entering the home’s parlor floor you are greeted with soaring 12’ ceilings, original dark-wood wainscoting and a gracious central hallway that leads you to the back parlor lounge outfitted with one of three gas fireplaces throughout the home. The centerpiece of this room is a vintage bar that was sourced from an old hotel and restored with new appliances, plumbing and electrical including two running, built-in taps. A fully stocked butler’s pantry allows for the convenience of easy entertaining. Original double doors lead you to one of the home’s four outdoor spaces - a stunning 500 sqft terraced garden. The elegantly restored wood staircase leads you up to a sun-drenched, loft-like living and dining area overlooking 5th Avenue. The adjacent pro-grade kitchen, which can be closed off by two custom pocket doors for entertaining, is every chef’s dream! It includes custom cabinetry, a massive island countertop with a farmhouse sink, two side-by-side 6-burner Wolf ranges, a Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, separate beverage refrigerator, wine refrigerator and an oversized pantry. Two floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to an intimate outdoor deck with a built-in grill for al fresco dining. The third floor features the Primary bedroom suite which hosts a gas fireplace, custom walk-in-closet and a stunning five fixture bathroom outfitted with Nero Marquina marble, a double vanity and separate water closet. Right outside the door is a private, outdoor Jacuzzi which provides a quiet respite in the city. After a soak, step into the cozy library/den for a quiet read or movie night. The top floor features three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a large laundry room and a magical, “hidden” office. Atop this five story home is a magnificent fully furnished roof deck with a built-in gas grill, a dining table for 8 under a wood pergola and an irrigation system to maintain the lush garden and landscaping. The garden level of the home is currently used as a production office and includes a ten seat home theater. The basement has a rec room, wine cellar, workshop/gym and plenty of storage. Additional modern features to this historic home include central AC, Lutron lighting throughout as well as a home automation Savant system. 2036 Fifth Avenue is located a block from the great thoroughfare of 125th Street, a vibrant boulevard lined with restaurants, shops and cultural icons such as the Studio Museum of Harlem and the world-renowned Apollo Theater. Central Harlem is one of New York’s most historic neighborhoods, an early 20th century mecca for music, dance and nightlife. Surrounded by historic blocks of townhouses and adjacent to pocket parks and tree-lined streets.

Listing History

Back on the Market by Vickey Barron
POM by Vickey Barron

Building Details

OwnershipMixed Use
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVideo Intercom
Year Built1910
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Transit and Citi Bike


125 St
0.19 miles
125 St
0.3 miles


Harlem-125 StMetro-North Railroad
0.2 miles

Citi Bike

5 Ave & W 126 St
0.02 miles
E 128 St & Madison Ave
0.16 miles

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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: 47682TH