New construction rarely arrives in Hudson Heights, the idyllic, northwestern section of Washington Heights that borders Fort Tryon Park and Inwood. But today, YIMBY has a look at three attached townhouses headed for 203-207 Cabrini Boulevard, on a lot overlooking the Hudson River and Fort Washington Park.
Each 22-foot-wide single-family home will come with five bedrooms and five baths. The developer has snagged construction permits for the largest and most expensive house, which will weigh in at 4,560 square feet. That home, no. 203, recently hit the market for $5,500,000. Listings aren’t up for the other two yet, but the broker, David Sokolowski of Nest Seekers, tells us the 4,400-square-foot house at no. 205 will go for $4,800,000. And the smallest, at no. 207, will offer 3,448 square feet for $4,000,000.
The four-story townhouses will share a “limestone-like” facade, with large casement windows and Neo-Grec-style accents. Every house will have a private backyard, roof deck and balcony, and they’ll be equipped with “smart home automation,” radiant heating, elevators, and floor-to-ceiling windows on the east facade. There won’t be any parking, but owners could park in the commercial lot at the Castle Village co-op across the street.
These will be some of the most expensive homes in the neighborhood. The only other house we could find in this price range was the two-family “Pumpkin House,” an unusual 3,150-square-foot building situated on a cliff up the block that’s going for $5,250,000. The price per square foot – $1,200 – for the Cabrini Boulevard houses is also higher than most apartments in the hood.
The design is interesting but rather gaudy for the neighborhood, which is mostly populated by mid-rise, pre-war co-op buildings clad in brick.
The developer is Williamsburg-based Blue Chip Ventures, and East Village-based Freyer Architects designed the townhouses.