With three exposures and a side walkway on an extra-wide lot, this townhouse at 221 19th Street in Greenwood Heights is bright and could well date from before the Civil War. A recent renovation with high-tech mechanicals and other comforts has brought it into the 21st century.
Some of the nicest elements of the recent renovation are those that aren’t immediately visible. Those include central air conditioning, an instant-on hot water system, and wiring for FIOS, Spectrum and CAT-6 throughout.
The plumbing and electric are new, and the house feels solid and quiet thanks to a cork layer under every floor and insulation in all the interior walls and ceiling cavities. There are 4.5 bathrooms and plenty of storage throughout.
The single-family is set up with all the entertaining rooms on the garden floor, with two floors of bedrooms above. A large open space holds a living room, dining room and new kitchen.
The kitchen has an abundance of counter and storage place, all surrounding a handy island for food prep and casual meals. The kitchen windows overlook a large backyard with a productive fig tree.
The second floor has a full bath and three bedrooms, any of which could be used as a study, play, or workout area. The largest of the bedrooms on this floor, which is currently deployed as a home office, has sliding double doors. The second largest room makes a nice children’s play area, with large windows and lots of closet space for storage.
There are three more bedrooms on the top floor, including the master bedroom, which has its own en-suite bathroom, as well as a huge walk-in closet.
Greenwood Heights is named for one of the largest green spaces in New York City, beautiful and historic Green Wood Cemetery. The house is close to the R train at Prospect Avenue and within biking or walking distance of Industry City.
Check it out in person at an open house this Saturday, April 14 or Sunday, April 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. Listed by James Kerby of Douglas Elliman, the home is asking $2.495 million.