It’s Free to Look: Homestead in Harlem

This three-family townhouse on Harlem’s Fifth Avenue is back on the market for  $2.6 million, a significant slash from 2006’s $3.3 million asking price. It’s on a residential brownstone block on the Central-East Harlem border, but for this building, beauty is undeniably on the inside.

Built in 1870 by “the man who built NYC’s reservoir system” (whoever that was), 2087 Fifth Avenue retains many of the era’s more charming details, with the seamless additions of chef’s kitchen, central AC and artist-designed parquetry. With garden and top-floor apartments, you can rake in some serious rental income as you relish the grand walnut details in your own five-bedroom triplex.

SLIDESHOW: 2087 FIFTH AVENUE

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It’s Free to Look: Homestead in Harlem