A meticulous restoration led by award-winning architect, Jeffery Povero of Povero&Company, results in this immaculate 20’ wide, 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom single-family townhouse, featuring approximately 8,000-square-feet of light-flooded interiors with gorgeously restored woodwork and custom details.
Upon entering the home’s parlor floor you are greeted with soaring 12’ ceilings, original dark-wood wainscoting and a gracious central hallway that leads you to the back parlor lounge outfitted with one of three gas fireplaces throughout the home. The centerpiece of this room is a vintage bar that was sourced from an old hotel and restored with new appliances, plumbing and electrical including two running, built-in taps. A fully stocked butler’s pantry allows for the convenience of easy entertaining. Original double doors lead you to one of the home’s four outdoor spaces – a stunning 500 sqft terraced garden.
The elegantly restored wood staircase leads you up to a sun-drenched, loft-like living and dining area overlooking 5th Avenue. The adjacent pro-grade kitchen, which can be closed off by two custom pocket doors for entertaining, is every chef’s dream! It includes custom cabinetry, a massive island countertop with a farmhouse sink, two side-by-side 6-burner Wolf ranges, a Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, separate beverage refrigerator, wine refrigerator and an oversized pantry. Two floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to an intimate outdoor deck with a built-in grill for al fresco dining.
The third floor features the Primary bedroom suite which hosts a gas fireplace, custom walk-in-closet and a stunning five fixture bathroom outfitted with Nero Marquina marble, a double vanity and separate water closet. Right outside the door is a private, outdoor Jacuzzi which provides a quiet respite in the city. After a soak, step into the cozy library/den for a quiet read or movie night.
The top floor features three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a large laundry room and a magical, “hidden” office. Atop this five story home is a magnificent fully furnished roof deck with a built-in gas grill, a dining table for 8 under a wood pergola and an irrigation system to maintain the lush garden and landscaping.
The garden level of the home is currently used as a production office and includes a ten seat home theater. The basement has a rec room, wine cellar, workshop/gym and plenty of storage. Additional modern features to this historic home include central AC, Lutron lighting throughout as well as a home automation Savant system.
2036 Fifth Avenue is located a block from the great thoroughfare of 125th Street, a vibrant boulevard lined with restaurants, shops and cultural icons such as the Studio Museum of Harlem and the world-renowned Apollo Theater.
Central Harlem is one of New York’s most historic neighborhoods, an early 20th century mecca for music, dance and nightlife. Surrounded by historic blocks of townhouses and adjacent to pocket parks and tree-lined streets.