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, dining table, dinin...
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