Sylvan Terrace NYC: History Rowhouse For Sale $ 1.5M | Easy Street


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The old-fashioned townhouses on Sylvan Terrace were built in early New York City’s historic townhouse in the 1880s. This charming place in Washington Heights is only one block long and looks more like a movie set thanks to its paved street and houses with wooden flap siding. Now one of these highly coveted homes is for sale. Here’s what to know.

17 Sylvan Terrace on the Market

First, let’s talk about the terrace. The small historic block has 20 homes along both sides of the pavement street. When one of these homes is sold, it’s a big deal! A few days ago, a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home at 17 Silvana Terrace was listed for $ 1,500,000. The seller’s agent is Erin Jean Whitney of Bohemia Realty Group.

Number 17 is a legal two-family home with 1,500 square feet of highly livable space. You can save every square inch for yourself or generate a nice rental income. The three floors of the home contain a lot of goodness, including original architectural details (hello decorative fireplace!), Warm wooden floors, spectacular work ceilings and a skylight.

The garden level of 17 Sylvan Terrace NYC
The garden floor in this row house could be used as a studio apartment.

Of course, the home also includes the pandemic essentials: an in-first laundry room, a home office, plus a private backyard patio perfect for eating out and entertaining – light up the grill!

Another Sylvan Terrace property has been sold in recent years. The house at 19 Silvana Terrace was listed for $ 1,697,000 back in 2016 and ultimately sold for $ 1,575,000. The corner unit is also 1,500 square feet and includes a backyard garden and study for separate income. Best of all, 19 Sylvan Terrace is adjacent to the open area connected to “Manhattan’s oldest house,” circa-1765 Morris-Jumel Mansion. It was from this mansion and its land that Sylvan Terrace arose. The houses were subdivided in 1882, cutting out space for the 20 row houses.


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