Your own private Harlem hideaway. A quiet dreamy oasis for your busy New York trip. Enjoy life in an 1895 brownstone in one of the city's most charming historic neighborhoods.
The all-white interior with 12' ceilings and a view of a tree filled leafy garden will instantly put you in a peaceful mood. It is just one of 4 units in the building, so you will noticed its personalized attention.
Enter from the front stoop through the ornate carved wood entry arch and you will feel like you have just stepped back 100 years in time. All original oak details which show the charm of gently worn history. Go straight ahead to your own apartment through the 10' entry door.
This Studio Apartment is very special from the time you open the door. The 12' ceilings create a special ambience and all-white room direct you to look out at the beauty of the peaceful private back gardens with their trees and greenery. Since it is in the back of the building you hear no street noise.
The apartment is furnished with high end furniture, such as an original leather Corbusier sofa and raw steel full length mirror, a double bed and bedstands. Also a 42'' screen mounted TV pivots out for viewing anywhere in the apartment. The bed area is carpeted for a more lush intimate feeling. The radio/iPod player holds and iPod filled with Harlem Hideaway playlist of jazz and blues. Books of New York and Harlem are provided.
There is a large closet and plenty of extra overhead storage to hide those suitcase so you can forget you are a visitor!
The kitchen has a new 4 burner gas stove/oven, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, coffee makers, stainless bottom freezer refrigerator and coffee/tea awaiting. The refrigerator has a filtered water pitcher. Eat on authentic colorful fiestaware plates under the huge oversized pendant light next to the original massive black and white blow-up from a vintage science book.
Check out the quirky items in the metal glass display case and you may laugh. Linens, towels, iron/board are provided, as well as lending umbrellas.
A 3 speed overhead ceiling fan and quiet built-in air conditioner/heater will add to your comfort, as well as separate adjustable bedside lamps.
The all white shower room with lit medicine cabinet contains an outlet, free cosmetics for the ladies, as well as a shampoo, soap and hairdryer. The separate toilet room has its own charms.
Want a larger room or additional space? The adjacent room in building is the Parlor Room (Home Away # 9825450). It sleeps three. We also have the Guest Room (Home Away # 993020) on the top floor. Sleeps two. We also have the Garden Apartment (#3634519) that sleeps four.
An enthusiastic New York and Harlem resident, always ready to give the inside scoop and recommendations on Harlem or NYC. Very involved in the neighborhood. A product, landscape and interior designer with numerous awards and items in national museums. In fact, the building has also been published in several magazines and appeared in films. A world traveller, as I flew for Pan Am for over 7 years.
This building is typical of the historic neighborhood. I was impressed that it still retained so much of its original form and material. However, I was very impressed by the atmosphere of the block, with friendly, open and involved neighbors.
The quiet friendly tree-lined street, proximity to express subway- only 4 stops to Times Square, closeness to neighborhood coffee shop and historic park, as well as the 125 St. corridor and Central Park.
I actually love sitting on the front stoop while having a coffee or a glass of wine. I love seeing the relaxed street life going by, and being a part of it. Since my block is dominated by private brownstones, rather than apartment buildings, it has a friendlier, small town feeling than most other neighborhoods.