Faraway feel In Harlem’s energetic centre, West 119th Townhouse is a surprisingly peaceful prospect. The bright rooms are filled with elegant designs from far-flung shores. In the living room, the simple white sofas are paired with chunky wooden stools, an elegant grand piano stands in the corner and the walls are hung with beautiful Chinese calligraphy. Past the wooden stairs is the kitchen – its smart design includes matte-grey cabinets and stainless steel appliances – and the ornate dining table is shaded by green palm leaves. Enigmatic vision Your host’s a creative type, and she’s redesigned West 119th Townhouse entirely. She loves exotic art, and this home’s neutral hues are the ideal backdrop for her impressive collection. Sense of place You’ll find the welcoming dining area coloured with a Persian rug, offering views of the peaceful garden beyond. From here you can open the doors to the patio, or climb the carved staircase to the master suite. The bathroom has slate tiles, conch shell ornaments and a wide walk-in shower, while the bedroom’s delicate statuettes and pretty glazed bowls are worth pausing for. On the same floor, the colourful children’s room has a plump-cushioned sofa and antique desk, and the double bedroom – hung with inked artworks – is on the top level. Or head back down to sample Harlem’s historic streets, lined with colourful eateries and bars.
Basin, Bath with integrated shower, toilet
Queen size bed, DVD player, TV, air-conditioning
Basin, bath (fitted), shower
Ensuite, king size bed, air-conditioning
Bunk bed, sofabed, Apple TV, DVD player, TV, Hanging rail, air-conditioning
Coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, hob (gas), microwave, oven, toaster,...
Meet & Greet
This home spans over three floors with no lift. Guests enter on the parlour floor to find the sitting room, toilet room, kitchen/dining room, and garden. The master and bunk bedrooms, as well as the master ensuite live on the next floor up. The top floor is home to the host's office, as well as the queen bedroom and bathroom.
This home has air-conditioning in all the bedrooms only.
This home comfortably sleeps five adults, with an additional sofabed and an upper bunk bed that can be made up upon request in the bunk bedroom bringing the maximum occupancy to eight.
While there is no wardrobe in the bunk bedroom, guests will be provided with a hanging rail for their use.
While this home does not feature cable television, guests will find an Apple TV and two DVD players for their use.
Guests will find that this much loved family home is worn in some places.
This home features a shared garden. Occasionally, you may see a caretaker watering the garden.