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Good Housekeeping Green House

A Green 1-4 family residential in New York, NY.
  • 151 W 122nd Street
  • Between 7th Ave & Lenox Ave
  • New York
  • NY
  • 10027
  • Holly Williams
  • (646) 530-2681
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  • This townhouse, designed and gut renovated with impeccable craftsmanship, luxury green features and modern layouts, is located on a sunny tree lined brownstone block within the proposed extension of the gorgeous Mount Morris Park Historic District. With a central stairwell atrium, four large skylights and oversized windows, the home is stunningly light and airy, and combines the gracious proportions of a traditional brownstone with a contemporary loft-like configuration. Gas fireplaces are cozy and warm and recessed lighting allows a customized mood, highlighting expanses of exposed brick and clever alcoves. No expense was spared to optimize usable square feet and ceiling heights – countless interior windows and wall cutouts cleverly extend natural light into each room.

    The expansive 20’ x 61’ 4-story single family home offers 4,750 square feet of interior space plus a roof deck, two terraces and planted garden. It includes an owner’s 3,519 SF triplex PLUS a 1,232 SF self contained garden apartment with separate entrance. This private 2-bedroom guest suite is perfect for the in-laws or college age children but could easily be converted into an income generating rental unit as its smart design integrates kitchen ready hookups.

    The dramatic parlor floor is designed for entertaining as the living space, dining room and kitchen flow graciously into the exterior deck and patio. A compact alcove contains a floor to ceiling pantry, a private powder room and a wet bar with plenty of storage and a full height wine cooler. The chef’s kitchen features all Bosch stainless steel energy efficient appliances, custom cabinets and the large slate tiles top a radiant heated floor. The 2nd floor boasts a family friendly configuration as the living space below extends into this large sun drenched family/media room. At the other end of the 60+ foot deep house are two spacious bedrooms, two full baths, a children’s computer work station and a large dedicated laundry room.

    The top floor master quarters feature a spacious bedroom with private terrace, cozy gas fireplace, his/hers walk-in closets with full height built-in custom storage and fittings, and a separate office/sitting room complete with wet bar. The luxurious spa-like bath is outfitted with slate tiles over radiant floors, various lighting options, soaring ceilings, 3 skylights, separate Jacuzzi tub and glass stalled rain shower. The open stairway, flooded with natural light from the skylight above, flows to the rooftop where a private deck extends the home’s usable space. The finished cellar boasts two south facing windows and 8+ ft ceilings, allowing this space to function as a private office and or home gym.

    Premium quality finishes include reclaimed wide plank hardwood floors and large slate tiles (as seen in the MOMA) and custom recessed lighting throughout the home employs dimmable energy efficient lamping.

    Did we mention this is the first LEED silver certified house in NYC? The entire building is designed, carefully constructed and verified to superior green standards. Your electric bill is covered, courtesy of the 3 integrated solar panels which are likely large enough to generate a recurring ConEd rebate! A 300 gallon cellar cistern collects rainwater for all of your gardening needs. Eco friendly wall insulation made from surplice blue jean fabric keeps the house warm in winter, cool in summer, and blissfully quiet. VOC-free paints and primers optimize indoor air quality, and ultra efficient appliances and multi-zoned systems minimize energy loads and maximize comfort.

    The contextual facade is impeccably restored and complements the other 19th century houses in the district and on this notable block, which includes a stretch of Landmark Queen Anne Townhouses designed by the late renowned architect Francis Kimball. The landmark-quality Low-E efficient windows and bright red cornice complete the picture.

    At the end of the block are many new boutiques and restaurants along Lenox Ave and around the corner is the restored Marcus Garvey Park with its brand new Richard Rogers Amphitheater, dog run and playground. The location is convenient to both the #2/3 express at Lenox & 125th, the A/B/C/D at St Nicholas & 125th and nearby Metro North.
  • Property is located on the north side of W 122nd, between 7th Ave & Lenox Ave.

    Take the 2,3 to 125th St, walk south on Lenox Ave, make a right on W 122nd St, towards end of block property is on right side.

    Or take the A, B, C, D to 125th St, walk east on 125th, make a right on 8th/FDB and a left on W 122nd St, cross 7th/ACP, property is on the left side.

    Take Metro North to Park Ave & 125th, walk west on 125th, make left on Lenox, right on W 122nd.
  • Construction year
  • 2008
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 4750
  • No. floors
  • 4
  • Certification
  • USGBC LEED (Include rating system and level under ""Other"" below), LEED Silver Registered/Certified
  • Green Energy Features
  • Photovoltaic panels
  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • Low flow plumbing, tankless hot water heaters, solar fan, Energy Star-rated HVAC system
  • Green Products
  • Low VOC paints and finishes, recycled denim remnant wall insulation,
  • Water Conservation Features
  • 325 gallon rainwater cistern, low flow fixtures, pervious pavers
  • Transportation
  • 3 blocks to express subways & buses & Metro North train hub, bicycle storage, close to several parks
  • Amount and type of insulation
  • Recycled blue jean remnant, rigid insulation, insulating foam
  • Type of building (home, school, commercial, etc.)
  • 1-4 family residential
  • Designer
  • Jonathan B. Held Architect
  • Builder
  • MEK Enterprises
  • Building Style
  • Townhouse
  • Company Public
  • Harlem Lofts, Inc.
  • Financial Incentives
  • PV
  • Owner/Developer
  • Mika Development - Gad Demry and Michael Kadosh
  • LEED/Green Building Consultant
  • Karla Donnelly & Steven Winter Group
  • Interior architect
  • Robin Wilson & Good Housekeeping Magazine
  • Residential type
  • Market rate
  • Number of units
  • 1