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New York New York 10026 United States of America

Listing # 116767

Rates From USD 3250 Monthly
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment

Your own private Harlem hideaway. A quiet dreamy oasis for your busy New York stay. Enjoy life in an 1895 brownstone in one of the city's most charming landmarked historic neighborhoods. NOTE: This is just one of four unique units in the building. We also have Parlor Apartment, Studio Apartment and Guest Room.

The Garden Apartment was expertly renovated by an award winning designer, and features a large bedroom and an exceptional vintage bathroom, wood floors, decorative fireplace, lighting fixtures on dimmers, ceiling fans and original wood details. It has a video intercom to the front door of the building and the windows front and back provide refreshing cross-ventilation. There are 2 unit wall mounted air conditioner/heaters in the apartment and it's heated by original radiators in the winter. Free WiFi.

The apartment is quite private with a separate outside entrance and its own outside light. There is an interior hall rack for bags and coats and umbrellas are available.

The living room's two windows face south to a small landscaped courtyard and a tree-shaded sidewalk. Original internal wood shutters provide privacy. The living room is furnished with an extremely comfortable memory foam sofabed, side tables, a roll-away coffee table, a 46' wall-mount LED flat screen TV, a dining table and 4 chairs. It has a radio/iPod loaded with with a Harlem Hideaway jazz/blues playlist. The bookcase contains a library of interesting and unique books. The original 120 year old drawered cabinet separates the kitchen from the dining/living room area. There is a 3 speed fan in with a dimmer light in the living room area and a dining table with 4 chairs and an adjustable dimmer light above the dining room table.

Opening onto the living room, the open kitchen is equipped with a deep sink with rinsing spout, garbage disposal, modern 4 burner gas stove w/ oven, a double door refrigerator with bottom freezer and icemaker, a built-in microwave/fan, toaster, blender, knife set, dishwasher (with detergent) and all necessary cookware and utensils as well as a coffee maker, coffee and tea. The surfaces are high end stone/conglomerate. Plenty of plugs and under counter lighting. There is a slide-out garbage/ recycle cabinet. The cabinets are all wood finished and backsplashes are 100 year old subway tile.

The all white bathroom has a vintage claw foot bathtub with shower fixture, shampoo and body wash, towels, extra toilet paper, built-in cabinets, vintage sink, hair dryer, outlets, and a vintage art deco lit medicine cabinet with hairspray. It also has an exhaust fan. The wainscoting is clear glass subway tiles. The floor is all original 120 year old original tiles. There is even a dimmer for the retro light fixture.

The large bedroom facing north to the beautiful private patio has a walk-in closet with a washer/dryer (with washer pods) and a full length mirror on the door and plenty of shelves and hangers.The bedroom has sliding screened glass doors with a view of a very quiet, peaceful private deck area. The private area has a gate which opens to a large, beautifully landscaped shared yard. There are sheer curtains for privacy as well as an electric bar gate which lowers and raises at the touch of a button. The bedroom is furnished with a queen bed with individual reading lights, a radio/iPod player with jazz/blues playlist on iPod, bedside stands and a vintage dresser. Dozens of vintage felt banners are festooned above the bed. Above the bedroom door is a transom to allow airflow while the door is shut. Since the bedroom faces the back, it is furthest away from any street noise. The bedroom has its own adjustable AC/heater.

The private outside deck terrace is perfect for casual dining, cocktails or coffee. The terrace has a small table with 4 chairs. There is a charming adjustable striped extension wall awning for your use as well, in case of rain. Beyond the private terrace is a beautiful backyard area paved in cobblestones.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
990 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Sunday, January 2, 2022 until Saturday, December 31, 2022
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
30 day minimum stay
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City New York
Postal Code - State or Province 10026 NY
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Harlem, Mount Morris Historic District
Closest University Columbia University
University nearby City College

Rental Price:

USD 3250 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
service fee from rental site is added to this amount
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Dennis Decker An enthusiastic New York and Harlem resident, always ready to give the inside scoop and recommendations on Harlem or NYC. Very involved in the neighborhood. Designer and partner of Harlem Shake, the popular local restaurant. A product, landscape and interior designer with numerous awards and items in national museums. In fact, the building has also been published in several magazines and appeared in films. A world traveller, as I flew for Pan Am for over 7 years. Dennis Decker purchased this apartment in 2000 Why Dennis Decker chose Manhattan This building is typical of the historic neighborhood. I was impressed that it still retained so much of its original form and material. However, I was very impressed by the atmosphere of the block, with friendly, open and involved neighbors.



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