Updated 5 days ago

259 West 132nd Street

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

14 Rooms4 Beds6.5 Baths4,427 Square FeetThree Family House

floors / apts4 / 3
Lot Size16'x99'11"
Built Size16'x50'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$15,252
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details
  • Restored Details
  • Gas Heat

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Garden
  • Patio [9'x10']
  • Townhouse Views
  • Treeline Views

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Backyard

Property Description for 259 West 132nd Street

Lovely, renovated, three-family home with flexible layouts and uses that you can move right into! Located on a quiet, tree-lined block in Central Harlem, this home checks all of the boxes. Offset your mortgage with some rental income or, rent out all of the units. The duplex unit can be accessed from the garden or parlor level and provides flexibility to be used as a two or three-bedroom. The garden level has a sweeping kitchen/living area that looks out onto the landscaped backyard. The renovated kitchen is a food lover's dream with a large island that provides storage, food prep space, an induction cooktop, and dining space. There are two ovens including a steam oven for large-capacity cooking over the holidays or, for other joyous occasions. There is an extra large pantry that provides a clean aesthetic along with ample storage. Get access to more storage in the basement which is conveniently located off of the kitchen. Additionally, on the garden level, there is a south-facing flex room that has exposed bricks and can be used as a second living room, home office, or, third bedroom. There is also a full bathroom with black marble tiles. Up the stairs to the parlor level, there is the primary suite with soaring ceilings, exposed brick, large windows, and an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom also has an en-suite bath, high ceilings, exposed brick, and faces south.

The second-floor apartment is a large one-bedroom with exposed bricks, a closet, large windows, and an en-suite bathroom. The second, half bath has a stackable washer/dryer. The open kitchen/living room has a southern exposure, exposed brick, two large windows, and two closets.

The top-floor apartment has an extra large living/dining area with exposed beams and a decorative marble mantel. The bedroom has a closet, exposed bricks and an en-suite bathroom. A skylight from the roof allows light to fill the attractive hallways with more exposed brick. Located close to the 2 ,3, and A,B & C trains as well as St. Nicholas Park, City College, Harlem Hospital and lots of shopping and dining options. For buyers with cars, there is a parking garage two blocks away for vehicle storage and ease. Come visit us soon!

Listing History for 259 West 132nd Street

Initial Price by Rebekah Carver
Douglas Elliman

Building Details for 259 West 132nd Street

OwnershipThree Family House
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1910
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Transit and Citi Bike


135 St
0.26 miles
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0.31 miles
125 St
0.37 miles
125 St
0.45 miles

Citi Bike

Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & W 132 St
0.09 miles
Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & W 130 St
0.13 miles

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.

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OLR ID: 24305TH