Space aplenty! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1 or 2 families
- English, French
About Richard Evans
We are a family with two teenage children. Richard and Melissa run a not-for-profit organization specializing in services to the arts. We work from Central Harlem and love to come back to our lovely brownstone to enjoy the peace and quiet after busy days and travel all over the country! Our kids are in public schools in Manhattan and travel on their own safely all over the city. We are slow foodies, love wine, trekking, and all the cultural offerings of our great city!
Richard Evans purchased this Townhouse in 2005
Why Richard Evans chose Manhattan
To have a large and quiet space in Manhattan is a dream come true for us! Everyone adores our restored home, with its spaciousness, and its beautiful and elegant rooms, but also for its hominess and sense of family. We have lavished all our care on creating a relaxing family home, and love to share it with guests from around the world. You'll never forget it!
What makes this Townhouse unique
We chose this home because it combined gracious living with easy access to the city. We wanted somewhere really quiet and restful (hard to find in busy Manhattan) with lots of antique features. We especially love the ceilings with their intricate moldings, the carved cherry wood throughout the Parlor floor and staircase, and the deep clawfoot tub for bathing! Combining these features with contemporary amenities seems to us the best of all possible worlds!
2 bedrooms have single beds/trundles.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great for Families
We just loved our vacation... We came all the way from Texas with 4 adults and 4 children. Plenty of room for all of us! Nice and clean and super gorgeous!! You definitely want to stay here!!
New Yorkers for a week
I took my son, daughter and two friends to New York for a week. My son and two friends did most of the sight seeing stuff and my daughter and I shopped. It was a wonderful week but blisteringly hot. At the end of the day we just wanted to go back to our wonderful air conditioned brownstone and relax. The owners were very accommodating and everything was very easy, from check in to check out, to allowing 3 extra guests for the weekend. We felt like quintessential New Yorkers returning each day, by subway, to our lovely home. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Superb, do NOT look any further!!
The location, the interior, everything about this wonderful renovated brownstone house is as we had hoped for when we read the reviews and saw the pictures.
We stayed here for 6 nights and it is a great basis for exploring NYC. The journey on the subway takes only 20 minutes to midtown Manhattan. The neighborhood is clean and felt safe even when we returned later in the evening. The grocery store is nearby as are the pharmacy and liquor store.
When we were in the house we spend most of our time in the lovely kitchen because of its warm cozy family feel. The owners are very friendly and helpful and will assist and advice you if you would have any questions during your stay.
In short, it almost feels wrong to recommend this property because it could decrease the possibility/availability for us to rebook when we will return to NYC!
Thanks Peter! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed staying at our brownstone so much. As you say, it's so convenient for all the sites and stores, while being quiet and beautiful to stay in. We'll be sure to try and keep it available for your next visit - or for your friends! All the best, Richard
Lovely house, clean, comfortable and convenient.
A privilege to stay in such a lovely property. The house was clean, plenty of space and well equipped. Bedrooms were spacious and beds very comfortable. Located on a quiet street just 5 minutes walk from local shops and subway. Air conditioning and 2 bathrooms were very welcome during the heatwave! The owner was friendly and helpful and booking very straight forward. Would not hesitate to recommend it or to stay in this beautifully restored brownstone again. Thank you.
Thanks, Jill! So glad you enjoyed our lovely home and found it so convenient as a base for your New York trip. We hope you visit again, as you suggest. Just let us know! And thanks again. Richard and Melissa
A beautiful brownstone home with all the amenities we needed.
The pictures of this home do not do it justice. It's a lovely home in a nice neighborhood. The six of us were comfortable and felt as though we were home. We were able to walk to some wonderful restuarants and the subway stop was convenient for us to get to all of our sight seeing spots. I definitively would stay here again and recommend it to any fellow travelers.
Everything was great
My wife and I had a wonderful time in New York and enjoyed the historic home. We joined my daughter and her family. The brownstone is well-located and was very comfortable and beautifully furnished. Everything worked fine and I hope we all took care of it to the owner's satisfaction. I could tell he was a bibliophile as there are books everywhere. I thought he might be a professor somewhere as, for instance, there were multiple books on James Joyce. Anyway, I hope to come back someday. Thanks.
Thanks, David! It was great to have your family visit, and thanks for leaving everything in such good shape. We appreciate your caring for our beautiful home - historic but family-friendly! And our wide-ranging library of books is, I hope, a nice extra - whatever your literary tastes! We look forward to your next visit. Richard
Our house is in the wonderful quiet residential neighborhood called the Morris-Jumel Historic District in upper Manhattan. All the houses are landmarked and the street has been called 'the most beautiful in the city' by New York magazine. It's incredibly peaceful and the unrestricted view from our Victorian brownstone is across to the park around Manhattan's oldest house - the 1760 Jumel Mansion (now a museum and great to visit - kids love the stories of presidents visiting and intrigue around the infamous Madame Jumel). The Mansion's park is our front yard for a stroll, picnic or sun-bathe.
From the house, it's 15 minutes on the C train down to all mid-town attractions, museums, Lincoln Center, Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Natural History Museum, Times Square, the aircraft carrier Endeavor, and so much more. The Upper West Side has great shopping, restaurants and recreation. The Greenway up and down the Hudson River allows cycling the whole length of the Island, as well as a brilliant afternoon stroll to watch the sailboats, the kayaks, and the people!
Just a couple of subway stops to the north is The Cloisters, the medieval part of The Metropolitan Museum, a wondrous building with great art, the legendary Unicorn Tapestries, and views high over the Hudson River, surrounded by Fort Tryon Park, a favorite for families to picnic and play.
From our quiet sanctuary, you can easily access all the sites of Manhattan, and also get out of town to the Hudson River countryside if you want a day out of town - great river gorge scenery, quaint small villages, antiquing, wineries, farms and pick-your-own. It's got the lot!