8 Bed | 4 Bath | Condominium
For the first time in over fifty years, 451 West 50th Street, a wonderful example of Eighteenth century Italianate townhouse architecture is available. At 21 feet wide and approximately 50 feet deep, details including original front stoop, cornice and lintels are on display. Entering through the double doors on the parlor floor, and into the graceful entry foyer with high ceilings, you’ll notice the winding staircase with a beautiful railing and balustrade leading to the second floor. The owner’s duplex is currently configured as a four bedroom including a two story extension. A second floor rental will be delivered vacant and was recently rented for $3500 per month. A rent controlled tenant occupies the top floor paying $58 per month. A large well maintained garden is bordered by prewar residential architecture including townhouses, a library and church and features a large magnolia tree that flowers beautifully in the warmer months. Lovingly maintained by its current owners for many generations, 451 is a terrific example of classic townhouse architecture. Recent improvements include repointing of the front and rear facades and a new roof. The neighborhood is one of the last bastions of Old World New York, the inspiration for West Side Story, and home to modern cultural institutions like Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Theater District. Known for being a culinary destination, some of the best restaurants are right around the corner.