In the 1940s, journalist and author James Agee and his wife moved into the Federal brick townhouse at 17 King Street in Soho. Under that roof, Agee would go on to pen his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Death in the Family, as well as raise his three children until his untimely death in 1955. Now, his daughter Andrea has put the historic two-family townhouse of her youth on the market for $6 million. The townhouse dates back to the 1830s and was designated as part of the Village's Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District in 1966; despite, the home has lost some of its historical details and is in need of some repair work. The townhouse comes with 11-foot ceilings, five decorative fireplaces, and a sun room.
Its neighbor at No. 19 came to market in late 2013 asking $7.9 million.
· Listing: 17 King Street [Corcoran via StreetEasy]
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· Historic Real Estate archives [Curbed]