The story of Harlem’s ongoing upswing dominate the NYC real estate media. With the rezoning of 125th Street have come many improvements to the area, and 555 Lenox Ave. (also known as Malcolm X Blvd.) is just one in a continuous stream of renovations, which are creating beautiful, high-end, pleasant places to live.
This charming five-story pre-war building located at the corner of 138th and Lenox is also known as The Savoy West (named after the Savoy Ballroom, which used to occupy a block front on Lenox). The red brick and limestone trim are accented by quaint corner bay windows. Historic and contemporary styles blend beautifully in this structure, with its just-weathered-enough exterior and gorgeous, shiny, open refurbished condos.
The units feature 9- to 11-foot ceilings, mahogany colored oak strip flooring, bright, airy oversized windows, and completely remodeled, modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances (including dishwasher), Carrera marble countertops, and shaker-style cabinetry. The bathrooms are replete with attractive appointments such as extra-deep Kohler bathtubs and pedestal sinks by Mona.
The building’s 32 units are comprised of one-, two-, and three-bedroom options, with luxuries like ample closet space, a storage room, and air conditioning and heat. Apartments also include a balcony and laundry room. Building amenities are prolific and include full doorman service, a garage, and an elevator. In addition, residents can enjoy the rec room, gym, and a gorgeous landscaped, panoramic rooftop terrace. Residents with furry friends need not fret – The Savoy is a pet-friendly complex.
The Savoy West is a perfect representation of the Harlem Renaissance. History, comfortable modern living, and geographical convenience collide in one fabulous building. The complex is a mere half hour commute to mid-town, and is situated within walking distance of the Schomburg Center Library, City College of New York, St. Nicholas Park, and Harlem Hospital. In addition, The Savoy offers easy access to the B, C, and three trains, as well as convenient proximity to some of the best food Harlem has to offer like Sylvia’s and the Red Rooster.
A Growing Community
One of the most exciting developments in this upscale condo’s neighborhood is the construction of one of the most popular natural food stores in the country, Whole Foods. The organic supermarket giant is putting down stakes on 125th St., and they’re not alone. The complex will be filled out with retailers like Burlington Coat Factory and American Eagle, and restaurant chain Olive Garden. Also nearby is the Studio Museum of Harlem, which is anticipating its $122 million expansion.
With area growth chugging along at a healthy clip, and surrounding conveniences like grocery stores, banks, restaurants, delis, retail stores, and more, 555 Lenox is a fun and interesting place to be these days. With its eye-catching outer charm and clean, bright interior units The Savoy West shines as a beacon of progress in the new Harlem.