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Jazz legend Lena Horne’s childhood Bed-Stuy home wants $2M

The late, great entertainer and civil rights pioneer spent her early years in this Brooklyn townhouse

The childhood home of legendary singer, entertainer, and four-time Grammy winner Lena Horne has hit the market asking $1.99 million, reports the New York Post. (An extremely thorough history of Horne and the home itself can be found here.)

The landmarked four-story brownstone at 519 Macon Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where Horne lived from 1917 to 1922, is now up for grabs. From the looks of things, a renovation might be in order (some areas, like the kitchen and bathrooms, have been modernized), but much of its early 20th-century charm is intact.

The facade itself is lovely and well preserved, sporting a bright red door. The six-bedroom, four-bathroom home has nice touches like decorative fireplaces and mantles, inlaid floors, ceiling medallions, and extensive crown moldings. Judging from the floorplan, the backyard is pretty expansive as well, with both a patio/garden area and a large space for grilling and outdoor dining.