Canadian opera star to create sprawling private home in Harlem

Sharon Azrieli
Sharon Azrieli via Wiki Commons

Canadian Soprano Sharon Azrieli is hitting a high note. The famed opera star has picked up a large four-unit building in Harlem, presumably to transform the four-story building into a sprawling private home.

Azrieli paid $3.7 million for 111 West 128th Street, which currently features 24 rooms, 12 bedrooms and eight bathrooms all spread across 6,000 feet and four unit, according to public records. But we are guessing that many of those rooms are about to do a vanishing act.

“Wonderful Townhouse in prime Harlem location,” the listings boasts. “Over 6,000 square feet make this home perfect for a buyer to create a spectacular single family home or a modern triplex with rental units above. All of this plus a beautiful backyard.”

Gregg LeFevre
Gregg LeFevre via Linkedin

Andrew Porter of New Yorker Magazine has called Azrieli a “mistress of merry inflections, piquant phrasing, and pointed words.” He could now add to those accolades, tony Manhattan real estate.

But this building seems to have art in its blood. The seller was none other than sculptor Gregg LeFevre. LeFevre has created over 120 public art works in cast metal around the U.S. His work has also been collected by Meryl Streep, according to his website.

111 West 128th Street
111 West 128th Street