Updated 17 days ago
Washington Heights, Manhattan | Saint Nicholas Ave & Jumel Terrace
5 Rooms2 Beds2 Baths1,425 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts3 / 1
Lot Size20'x35'
Built Size20'x25'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$6,243
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • WBFP
  • Central AC

Outdoor space and views

  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Alarm System
  • Garden
  • Playroom

Property Description

Nestled in the heart of one of the most historic neighborhoods in NYC, here in the Morris-Jumel Mansion's Historical Enclave and once one of the sets for Martin Scorsese's BOARDWALK EMPIRE, you will find this most charming of streets filled with quaint row houses, SYLVAN TERRACE. This particular home has been impeccably cared for, updated with details for the most discerning eyes and designed perfectly for both entertaining and comfortable living. From the stoop, you enter through the custom double-entry doors (2-inch thick with car-cote finish to keep the heat in and cold out) into your fabulous parlor, with Brazilian cherry wood floors, crown molding, custom-made antique iron chandeliers, and double-height windows with beautiful views of the row houses on the street. This home is currently configured as a 3 bedroom (convertible 4) with two baths. There is a multipurpose Great Room and cozy Kitchen an pantry on the Garden level with a small outdoor patio that's been perfectly outfitted with furniture, a grill, string light and planting for your relaxation. The Parlor level was originally set up as a formal open concept Living Room/Dining Room with a full bath however the current owner has artfully divided the space to create a separate living room and a primary bedroom. The bedroom has solid Oak French Doors so the space can easily be converted to a formal dining room if needed. The beautiful staircase with its Gilded Age bannister leads you to the top floor which consists of a 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, a small guest room/office or nursery that is currently being used a 4th bedroom and another full bathroom with a glassed in shower.

Features Include:
-3 remote controlled GAS Fireplace, 1 on each floor
-Zoned split unit A/C's
-Forced air heat on the 2nd and 3rd floors
-Radiant heat floor on ground floor
-Audio/video Intercom
-Alarm System
-High ceilings, 11 feet on parlor and 2nd floor
-Abundant closets all with California closet system, mirrored interior closet doors and overhead storage.
-Windowed kitchen Includes: -Caesar stone counter-tops -Custom cabinets with soft touch drawers
-Top of-the-line appliances:
-Liebherr counter-depth fridge
-Custom Blue-Star gas stove with char-broiler and vented Sirius range hood
-Beko dishwasher
-Stackable Bosch W/D which is vented.

This impeccably maintained house has:
-New boiler and electric panel, all discretely tucked away in well-designed closets
-Electric and plumbing upgraded throughout the home
-Roof resurfaced a few years back and the porch painted and maintained regularly.
Landmarked Sylvan Terrace is a cobblestone street that was originally the carriage drive to the Morris-Jumel Mansion, the oldest house in Manhattan. General George Washington used the mansion as his temporary headquarters during the Revolutionary War and, more recently, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote part of the award winning musical Hamilton here. Come and be a part of history at this spectacular home.

Listing History

Initial Price by Adam Solomon
Douglas Elliman

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1899
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Transit and Citi Bike


163 St-Amsterdam Av
0.09 miles
157 St
0.28 miles
155 St
0.3 miles
155 St
0.32 miles
168 St-Washington Hts
0.41 miles


Highbridge YardMetro-North Railroad
0.44 miles

Citi Bike

W 160 St & St. Nicholas Ave
0.02 miles
W 159 St & Edgecombe Ave
0.1 miles

Washington Heights | Manhattan

Quick Profile

Washington Heights, a hilly neighborhood on Manhattan’s northern tip known for its affordable apartments, preserved pre-war buildings, and Dominican food. Some would argue that it's a hidden gem and one of Manhattan's last neighborhoods that has retained its culture. The large swath of land is bordered by Inwood to the north along Dyckman Street, by Harlem to the South along 155th Street, by the Harlem River to the east, and the Hudson River to the West. It is the highest natural point on the Island of Manhattan. 

Despite its high residential density, Washington Heights and Inwood have not seen modern housing construction in more than a decade other than relatively small housing units. Midtown Manhattan, Battery Park, TriBeCa, Chelsea, and Hell’s Kitchen, on the other hand, have seen an increase in building. Most of the high rise construction belongs to hospitals such as New York Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, and educational institutions like Yeshiva University and Boricua College. 

Washington Heights has access to amazing green spaces like The Cloisters, Fort Washington Park, Highbridge Park and Fort Tryon Park. There is no shortage of historical landmarks either. Remember General George Washington set up his camp in Washington Heights during the Revolutionary War. He used the elevated neighborhood to his tactical advantage to spot the Redcoats. As history would have it, his plan didn’t work out so well and the British occupied New York for seven years.  

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OLR ID: 24330TH