Your pied a terre on Sugar Hill. The secluded, book-lined, self-contained two/three bedroom garden apartment immerses you in Revolutionary history from the Battle of Harlem Heights through the jazz-age Renaissance to its vibrant present. The townhouse looks at the oldest house in Manhattan, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, George Washington’s headquarters for 1776′s Battle of New York and home to the infamous grand horizontal, Madame Eliza Jumel. At the time Duke Ellington dubbed the house “The Crown of Sugar Hill,” the immediate neighborhood was also home to W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Coleman Hawkins, Teddy Wilson, Andy Kirk, Don Redman, Canada Lee, Charles Alston, Dr. Kenneth Clark, Thurgood Marshall, and dozens of other Jazz Masters.
The apartment, in what was an antiquarian bookshop specializing in those subjects, features full kitchen and bath (tub and shower, excellent pressure/hot water), a large bedroom with an antique double bed, a larger bedroom with a queen size, a sitting room with a generous trundle/daybed with desks, cable television, internet access, a/c, cassette tape & record players (plug in for MP3s), tape and LP libraries, and a full ornamental garden with a gas grill. Wine and dine al fresco on Sunday afternoons as the sounds of Marjorie Elliot’s Parlor Jazz waif from her nearby apartment.
Private entrance. In 900 square foot apartment: two or, needs be, three bedrooms, firm antique double and queen sized beds, with a day/trundle bed on a well appointed garden with grill, dining and lounging furniture, a full bath and kitchen, coffee/tea facilities, welcome food supplies (your pleasure: cereal, fresh gourmet coffee, teas, milk/half and half, fresh fruit), desk amenities, cable television, internet access, a record and tape player, and music library, MP3 set up and in depth libraries (over 4000 volumes) on New York City, particularly Harlem, jazz, art, photography, civil rights, all particularly pertinent to Uptown.
Rooms are furnished in a comfortable, eclectic mix with bookish comforts. The apartment functions for one to five, complete with a private entrance and garden. We pride ourselves on the quality of our mattresses. All bedding has high thread counts, is hypo-allergenic and protected. And – this is new – air-conditioning, not that you’re likely to need it.
Cool in the summer, warm in the winter, this may be the quietest apartment in New York City.
Housekeeping service for long stays with management on the premises to assist in your every need.
On premises: library conference rooms, reference libraries, parlor and garden party rentals, computer, internet service, laundry service, cable television, lp, cassette and mp3 players. There is a parlor floor gallery and dining room and a large library suitable for meetings, lectures, photo shoots, and exhibitions. There is a baby grand piano for entertainments. Inquire for costs.+ More