WEST 119TH STREET, TOWNHOUSE K
The Facts: Three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, 2,295-square-foot duplex.
Charges and Taxes: $1,559 per month.
Broker: Vie Wilson, the Corcoran Group.
Buying a townhouse in Harlem, or anywhere else, usually means giving up certain creature comforts. No doorman to receive packages; no fitness room. This property, whose façade is designed to look like a typical Harlem house, is part of an unusual project: a condo townhouse with amenities. Maybe that’s why our panelists couldn’t settle on a price.
Julia Boland, Halstead Property: Boland liked the “modern floor plan” and the feeling of a “real house with two floors and a backyard.” But “your kitchen’s not on the same level as the yard, so if you’re having a big old barbecue, you have to go up and down the stairs a lot.”
Her assessment: $1.795 million.
Todd Stevens, Prudential Douglas Elliman: “The bedrooms are the largest of any new developments I’ve seen!” he marvels. Given the chance to pick the countertops in the bathrooms, though, Stevens would’ve chosen “something lighter.”
His assessment: $1.7 million.
Ed Lacayo, Barak Realty: Lacayo wasn’t so keen on how the “master bedroom faces out front, and the bathroom feels a little small.” Other than that, he gave the “townhouse feel” of the duplex a thumbs-up.
His assessment: $1.825 million.
…And the actual asking price is: $1.835 million.