4 Fabulous Harlem Luxury Rentals

Hampton Court Entrance Harlem Luxury Rentals

These ultra-luxe rentals are sure to impress.

Curbed recently reported that, accounting for inflation, the median rent in Central Harlem has gone up from $821 to $1,560, rising 90 percent in the last 12 years. This is the most dramatic increase in New York City, with Bed-Stuy following with a rent increase of 63 percent, from $921 to $1,500. There are several factors explaining why rents are rising, but in Harlem’s case we can attribute one to the growing popularity of the neighborhood itself. Harlem is truly unique, characterized by world-famous jazz clubs, lounges, numerous high-end boutiques, and the historic Apollo Theater. It’s no wonder that new residents are more than willing to pay top dollar; Harlem offers an experience like no other. Here are four Harlem luxury rental apartments that we recommend.

Hampton Court at 333 East 102nd Street

Hampton Court Lobby

Designed by the Stephen B. Jacobs Group and Andi Pepper, this mixed-use, post-war building was completed in 2002 and features a gorgeous masonry facade and ornate outdoor gardens. Half of the apartments face an interior courtyard with fountains and seasonal landscaping.

Each residence has oversized windows and pristine hardwood floors. The designer kitchens are equipped with granite counters and  hardwood cabinetry. The bathrooms feature Travertine baths. Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, furnished sun terrace, and an attended indoor parking garage. Residents of Hampton Court also have access to a children’s playroom, top-notch fitness center and health club.

The Emmerson at 1810 Third Avenue

The Emmerson Luxury Rental

Built in 2008 and designed by P & G Equities, The Emmerson is a post-war, mid-rise building that provides residents with expansive views.

Each home boasts maple hardwood floors throughout, and the baths feature marble finishes, along with Pietra Cardosa tiling and soaking tubs. The kitchens are equipped with hard wood cabinetry, black absolute countertops and stainless steel appliances. Several apartments have outdoor space, either balconies or terraces. Amenities at The Emmerson include a 24-hour doorman, laundry room, bike room, gym, rooftop deck complete with barbeque pits, and a game lounge.

Tapestry at 245 East 124th Street

Tapestry Lounge

This post-war, mid-rise is designed to be environmentally conscientious; Tapestry is the first luxury apartment in Harlem to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified and offers energy efficient heating and cooling appliances, high performance, oversized windows, and water conserving plumbing.

Nearly all of the apartments of this green building bay windows, and some boast  private terraces. The kitchens feature bamboo cabinetry and Caesarstone counters. Many apartments are equipped with Bosch washers and dryers. The baths are finished with marble and have soaking tubs and heated floors, evoking a full spa experience.

Amenities at Tapestry include 24-hour concierge services and attended garage, valet and housekeeping services, as well as bike storage. Residents have access to over 5,000 square feet of green roofs and furnished, landscaped terraces, a media room, fitness center, and laundry room.

88 Morningside Avenue

88 Morningside Game Room

Built in 2010, 88 Morningside Avenue is a post-war, mid-rise building that provides its residents with panoramic views of Morningside Park, Central Park, and the Manhattan skyline.

The apartments at 88 Morningside Avenue boast floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows, Bosch washer and dryers, and plenty of closet space. The kitchens are finished with dark maple floors with matching cabinets, white lacquer upper cabinetry, and top-of-the-line European appliances. The baths feature gypsum tile finishes, Ann Sacks mosaic tile floors, stainless steel fixtures and textured glass showers.

Amenities at 88 Morningside Avenue include a virtual concierge, on-site storage, access to the state-of-the-art fitness center and health club, and the fully furnished roof terrace, complete with a communal kitchen and grill, wet bar, and furnished dining area.