An 1882 Victorian Row House in Harlem Returns to Generations Past

Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA
Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA | vacation home rentals
  • House
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from $ 600 nt
Pumpkin Pine Floors & Brick Chimneys

Owner and designer Tom Givone, the restorer of this meticulous Harlem rowhouse (and the Floating Farmhouse), shares a similarity to Michaelangelo in his sculpting philosophy: unearth what already lies within.

As such, this painted lady, located on a cobblestone cul-de-sac in the National Historic District of Sugar Hill, has reemerged from its original structure with a delightful interplay of history and modernity – the hallmark of Givone’s work as featured in Dwell, Dezeen, and other major design forums and publications.

The Sylvan Row House was first discovered by the self-taught-architectural designer in 1998. Starting in 2015, piece by piece, he returned it to its 1882-built origins, like bringing back the home’s original pocket doors and fireplace (previously buried in the walls) and returning the entry staircase and crown moldings.

High ceilings reveal roof beams and the floors are original pumpkin pine. Nineteenth-century French crystal chandeliers were painted gloss white and rehung, another is from Flos. Materials like anodized aluminum and Carrara marble were brought in, while the kitchen shows off a concrete cube range hood. Furnishings are a mix of flea market finds and high-end statement pieces, like the couch by Wolf Home or the antique trolley table in the living area off the kitchen.

Now this piece of history turns another page, offered as a unique vacation rental in Manhattan, and we are thrilled to offer it up as part of our collection.

Description

This 1882 landmarked painted-lady vacation rental in Manhattan has three floors, comprising 1,500 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a garden, sleeping up to six. The ground floor houses the family room, dining room, and the kitchen, and on the second floor is a parlor and one bedroom with its own bathroom. The master bedroom spans the entire top floor, and features original pumpkin pine floors, soaring brick chimneys, and exposed roof beams. Fifteen-foot ceilings are capitalized upon with a remote-controlled skylight, trimmed in satin anodized aluminum.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Air Conditioning, Internet, Heating, Cable TV, Kitchen, Dryer, Washer, Shampoo, Family/Kid-Friendly, Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector, First Aid Kit

AROUND

From Malcolm X and Duke Ellington, to Josephine Baker and Langston Hughes, and the inimitable Apollo Theater and Hip-Hop, Harlem is the epicenter of 20th century black culture that looms large, even as time and the inevitable gentrification has slowly begun to impact the fabric of the neighborhood.

Migration from the south in the early 20th century established this neighborhood as a safe harbor and cultural hub that allowed the community to thrive. What remains is a rich tapestry of the arts, music, dance and literature known as the Harlem Renaissance.

Bisected by 125th street, the area lies at the headlands of Manhattan just above Central Park where you’ll be just minutes away from all of best of the northern part of the city. With deep-rooted institutions like Sylvia’s, Amy Ruth’s and Red Rooster’s famous soul food restaurants right alongside the whole foods and yoga set, this is the face of an evolving New York City. The Studio Museum is just around the corner, and the property is within walking distance of the three best urban parks: Morningside, Marcus Garvey and Central Park, as well as nearby Columbia University. 

Do a sampling of some of the neighborhoods best restaurants, supper clubs and bars along Frederick Douglas Boulevard and take in what will hopefully be a neighborhood whose classic American heritage thrives unchanged for years to come.  

LOCATION 

Harlem, New York City. Nearest Airport: La Guardia Airport (8.7 miles) 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall (though winters in New York City can be remarkably cold and summers very hot)

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  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
  • Sylvan Row House, Harlem, NYC, USA |
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Bedrooms3 bedrooms
Bed TypeQueen, Queen, Full
KitchenFully-equipped kitchen
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
Accommodate6 people
InternetInternet
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyNo pets
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Rates
Cleaning (One Time)$200
Tax10% for total rate
Sec. Deposit$1500
Check-In3 PM
Check-Out11 AM
Cancellation(i) If cancellation occurs more than 45 days before the beginning of the Term, then we will issue a full refund of the Deposit.
(ii) If cancellation occurs more than 30 days before the beginning of the Term, then we will refund one-half (50%) of the Deposit.
(iii) If cancellation occurs at any other time, then no prior amount paid will be refunded.
(iv) Force Majeure related to COVID 19: In the event that the Governor of New York imposes restrictions on travel and/or the use of rental properties within New York County which impact the Term, then we will make every effort to mutually reschedule your event to a later date at no additional charge. As an alternative, at your request, we will promptly refund your deposit less 5% to cover our processing fees.
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