CONDO PICK OF THE WEEK | A perch over South Harlem...


A Perch Over South Harlem, Complete With A Wraparound Terrace & Your Own Parking Space

This four-bedroom, 2.5-bath duplex condo is already sizeable, and feels extra spacious thanks to its 1,200-square foot wraparound terrace and large windows, which make the most of the unit's high floor position. Perched over South Harlem, the apartment is in an amenity-packed building right beside Marcus Garvey Park, is close to the 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, trains, and comes with a deeded parking spot. It's listed for $3.2 million by Compass, and saw a price drop of $295,000 just last week, so there may be some room to negotiate. 

Upon entering the lower level, you'll find a sun-drenched living room, adjacent to the wraparound balcony. A spiral staircase separates it from the dining area, roomy enough for small dinner gatherings and made striking by a copper lighting fixture overhead. As can be expected with high-end, newish developments, the open kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances, including a 50-bottle wine fridge. 

Upstairs, the master bedroom is in a private corner of the apartment, and includes three large closets and an en suite bath, but a second bedroom across the hall hits the vistas jackpot, its corner position allowing for expansive views. This shares a bath with a third bedroom; a fourth is downstairs, but is quite narrow and necessitates a Murphy bed, so this may be better off as a guest room.  

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The terrace is a clear standout, with ample room for entertaining this summer; the building itself has a live-in super and offers a gym, pool, and bike room, in addition to that parking space. Plus, there's a tax abatement in place that brings down the monthly charges.