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Uptown Style: Harlem Heights

Your pied à terre on Sugar Hill. Perched on the highest elevation in Manhattan, the neighborhood feels like a slice of Colonial Williamsburg airlifted into the city. The townhouse looks at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, George Washington’s headquarters for 1776′s Battle of Harlem Heights and home to the infamous grand horizontal, Madame Jumel.
At the time Duke Ellington dubbed it the “The Crown of Sugar Hill,” the immediate neighborhood was also home to W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Coleman Hawkins, Teddy Wilson, Johnny Hodges and dozens of Jazz Masters.
The self-contained garden apartment features a library specializing in Harlem Heights' history - from its roots in Revolution through the jazz-age Renaissance to its very Now now. It still swings.


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We were left at the last minute without our originally booked airbnb. They took care of us and all at the last minute. But much to our surprise, the place we found was an absolute gift! Kurts home is a unique but quintessential New York space, full of hospitality, warmth and generosity of spirit. We […]

Our 3 most recent 5 star reviews

Such a wonderful and historical place. Kurt is a wonderful host. Having coffee with him is such a refreshing and pleasing time. The location cant be better, very convenient to go everywhere!  – Emma Gao. Nov 20-24 Kurt is a wonderful host. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It’s an inspiration to stay in his bookshop […]