Brown Harris Stevens | Established 1837


21 20 45th Avenue - $3,300,000

Rarely available, a historic, 20-foot wide townhouse located in the Hunters Point Historic District in Long Island City is now available for sale. Currently configured as two duplexes, this townhouse stands as one of the finest examples of Italianate row houses in New York City. Built by developers Root and Rust in 1870, the use of Westchester stone, a durable sandstone resembling marble, has allowed this and other townhouses along the row to survive almost 150 years looking almost as good as the day they were built. Original details including tin ceilings, marble mantels and exposed brick are found throughout the house. The townhouse also boasts a magnificent garden filled with flowering plants and vegetation so lush that you won't believe you are just minutes from the center of Manhattan. Renovate this home into a single family or keep the configuration as is and rent out one or both of the duplexes. Incredibly low taxes make this townhouse a great investment. Just a few stops into Long Island City, this neighborhood boasts MoMA PS1, Silvercup Studios and is called 'the new outpost of cool' by Brownstoner. The house will be delivered vacant.


Bottom Duplex

Enter into the bottom duplex under the stoop. There is a large, eat in chef's kitchen in the front that flows into the adjacent living room. A glass roofed extension was added at the back and is used as a yoga and meditation room. This sunny atrium opens into a lush and verdant garden that is currently in full bloom. An interior staircase leads to the parlor floor where there are two bedrooms and a full bath.

Top Duplex

The top duplex is accessed via the stoop and up one flight of stairs. The 3rd floor has a renovated kitchen in the front and an open living/dining room. In the back there is a bedroom and a full bath. On the top floor there are two additional bedrooms, an office and another full bathroom. Views from both floors are of the tree lined street below.

Jennifer H. Cooke
Jennifer H. Cooke
212-588-5684   c: 917-733-6346
Robert S. Kessler
Robert S. Kessler
631-903-6127   c: 631-875-3782

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Last updated: 11/18/2017
ID: 16632714
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Property Information

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3.5
Outdoor space: Garden
Decorative fireplaces: 3

Building Information

Delivered Vacant: Yes
Original Detail: Yes