On tree-lined Fifth Avenue — right across from the landscaped Marcus Garvey Park — sits a renovated, re-imagined, and reinvented townhouse. Born in 1910, and mindfully and lovingly upgraded and improved just a few years ago, 2007 Fifth Avenue is an 18 ft wide, handsome townhouse that celebrates historical character with today’s luxury. Smartly designed, and intelligently planned, this beautiful home — with its classic exterior, gorgeous garden and its restored original detail throughout — captures the ideal balance between a well-run 21st Century home, and its historical Harlem roots.
An owner’s triplex is accessed by a welcoming courtyard and is the heart and soul of this lovely house. Its large, open-plan living room with fireplace, dining room, and open, designer, chef’s kitchen unfold on this garden level, and lead to the leafy, over-scaled, sunny East-facing backyard. This glorious kitchen boasts a Bertazzoni oven and other top-shelf appliances, stone counters and a dining bar. Along with its designer Duravit bathroom and lofty, easy-to-live layout, this floor is the Great Room that makes for ideal entertaining and unwinding.
Downstairs is a bonus recreation room/den with wine cellar and laundry, and good storage space. Upstairs are two big and comfortable, hotel-worthy bedroom suites — both with antique fireplaces, soaring ceilings, and original detail throughout. With Eastern and Western exposures, these cheerful, bright rooms — served by their respective, full, designer, marble baths — feel good.
While this three family townhouse can be presented as vacant, you can also enjoy the benefits of two happy, responsible, and punctual tenants on this rare townhouse’s top two floors. Each floor boasts an attractive and well-scaled one bedroom apartment offering its own historical fireplace and original detail.
With a coveted park-side location, and brag-gable convenience to nearly every cultural, dining, and shopping destination (Whole Foods anyone?), this is the fresh and inviting home that has it all.