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Maya Angelou's Historic Harlem Townhouse Sells for $4.08M

The five-bedroom brownstone was first listed for $5.095M

Just a couple of months after it was revealed that the Harlem Brownstone once home to the late poet Maya Angelou had gone off the market, The Real Deal has now learned that the townhouse sold for $4.08 million. That’s about $1 million less than its original ask of $5.095 million when it first went on the market in January this year.

In subsequent months the price on the five-bedroom house on West 120th Street had been reduced to $4.595 million, but the broker on the sale, Valon Nikci of Link NY Realty told Curbed that the sale set the record for the highest price per square foot in the neighborhood. The house spans 5,640 square feet.

After purchasing it in the early 2000s, Angelou put the four-story building through a gut renovation that helped restore some of the original detailing of the building from the early 1900s including the oak front doors and the staircase banisters.

The buyer is anonymous, but some of the standout features they will find in this townhouse include two fireplaces, a private garden, and an over 12-foot tall ceiling in the living room.