For $4.9 million, this Hamilton Heights home has a New Orleans-style balcony and a magical garden

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From its ivy-covered limestone facade and its New Orleans-style balcony to its magical backyard, this Hamilton Heights townhouse is about as romantic as real estate gets. Located in the historic upper Manhattan neighborhood at 433 West 147th Street, this unique five-story home consists of a triplex and a floor-through garden apartment, a curb with a private driveway and is situated on a rare buildable double lot. It can be yours for $4,890,000.

The Romanesque Revival-style townhouse, designed by architect Frederick Browne in 1899, sits just off Convent Avenue, considered the “backbone” of the Hamilton Heights Historic District.

As 6sqft previously reported, the former farmland attracted wealthy merchants in the 18th century, and later became part of Alexander Hamilton’s estate. Hamilton bought the Grange, his country house, on Convent Avenue. Later, wealthy black families moved to the district in the 1930s, many of whom still call the neighborhood home.

Situated on a 35-foot by 100-foot double lot, the five-story house on West 147th Street has a limestone, ivy-covered facade and boasts more than 5,000 square feet of interior space. In addition, there is a fenced side yard and private driveway, an almost unheard of perk in the city.

Much of the 123-year-old home’s original design has been retained, including parquet floors and detailed woodwork throughout. Other turn-of-the-century elements on display include quarter-sawn oak, pocket doors, and decorative fireplaces with majolica tiles and carved mantels.

Entering the first level through the foyer, you will find the massive living room that fills the front of the home. This room has modern glass doors opening onto a Juliet balcony with wrought iron details.

The formal dining room on this level is wrapped in wainscoting and has stunning French doors leading to a decent sized terrace that overlooks the landscaped garden below. Next to it, there is a windowed kitchen, equipped with high-end white goods and unique tiles.

The home has six bedrooms, five of which are part of the owner’s triplex and one in the garden-level apartment. On the top floor, the two bedrooms are spacious and have their own bathroom and walk-in closet space. The rear master suite has a bathroom with an old earthenware tub and access to a lovely deck.

The landscaped rear garden and paved patio add to the property’s charm and provide a tranquil escape. According to the listing, the next owner will be able to build on the lot with an unutilized living area (FAR) of 5,455 square feet.

[Listing details: 433 West 147th Street at CityRealty]

[At The Corcoran Group by Stefania Cardinali]

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