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For $1.95M, this Morningside Heights co-op has pre-war elegance in a building with a presidential past

Photo credit: Michael Alley for The Corcoran Group


This pretty pre-war co-op at 622 West 114th Street in Morningside Heights has gracious proportions and the rare-for-Manhattan four-bedrooms. Filled with well-preserved architectural details and elegant wood built-ins, this uptown “classic seven,” asking $1,950,000, doesn’t need a celebrity angle to attract buyers–but a presidential pedigree never hurts: President Barack Obama lived in a fourth-floor walkup in the same building (that unit was listed for $1,450,000 back in 2020) after graduating from Columbia University in the 1980s.

Built in 1905, the home’s well-preserved details define every room for an overall effect of timeless elegance. Intricately-carved woodwork complements doors of cherry and oak, mosaic tiling, hardwood floors and period brass hardware. Nine-and-a-half-foot ceilings frame the living room, lit by south-facing windows.

French doors separate the living and dining rooms, both of which are enhanced by crown and chair-rail moldings. The galley kitchen has a vintage feel, with modern appliances and rich maple cabinetry. One of the home’s four bedrooms, lined with with warm wood shelving and glass-fronted cabinets, transforms into a study, home office or library with an executive vibe.

The private, serene primary bedroom offers two closets including a spacious walk-in. Its en-suite bath is a marble-clad oasis with Duravit fixtures and mosaic floor tile. Three additional bedrooms have access to full baths. Throughout the apartment, custom closets provide enough storage for everyone. There’s also a Bosch washer and dryer for added convenience.

The 39-unit pet-friendly cooperative offers residents an elevator, a live-in superintendent and bike storage. The building’s Morningside Heights location puts it near Columbia University, Riverside and Morningside Parks and a short walk from Central Park.

[Listing details: 622 West 114th Street, #53 at CityRealty] [At The Corcoran Group by Fainna Kagan and Justean De La Cruz]


Photo credit: Michael Alley for The Corcoran Group

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