420 Convent Avenue - Hamilton Heights, New York
Beautiful and Meticulously Restored.Number 420 is a spectacular corner home and part of a row of 6 connected Romanesque Revival houses on Convent Ave notable for their rusticated limestone and sandstone masonry facades.Designed by architect, John Hauser, and built in 1897, the present owners spent 2 years restoring it back to the original single family house while retaining as much original woodwork as possible. It has functional modern elements and aesthetic details appropriate for the Beaux-Arts architectural details of soaring ceilings, sunlit bays and 8 grand fireplaces. The grand parlor level is perfect for entertaining with a spacious entry foyer, a living room, sitting room/office with wet bar, and a powder room. There are two gas fireplaces on this level.The lower level has an elegant dining room and kitchen with professional restaurant quality appliances, and a full bath. There is an exit to the outdoor space which can be used as a garden.The master bedroom suite, on the 2nd fl, includes a beautifully proportioned bedroom with bowed windows, a fireplace, a professionally organized dressing room and a soothing spa-like bathroom. It has a huge stand alone tub, shower room, separate commode room and a remote controlled fireplace.The top floor has 2 large bedrooms with ensuite baths, walk in closets and 3 sky lights.All of the mechanical systems in the house were replaced, together with the installation of an 8 zone Crestron Sound System and state of the art central air conditioning system.
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