Author Junot Diaz makes a big profit on sale of Hamilton Heights townhouse

Posted On Thu, September 8, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, September 8, 2016 By In Celebrities, Hamilton Heights, Recent Sales

The Post reports that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz‘s Hamilton Heights townhouse at 529 West 141st Street has entered contract for $2.3 million, after he paid a mere $380,000 for it in 2002. He won’t be pocketing all of it, though, as the sale comes amid an “an ugly, five-year court battle” with ex-girlfriend and state Senate candidate Marisol Alcantara over ownership of the three-family home. But $2 million split two ways is not too shabby.

529 West 141st Street, Hamilton Heights townhouse, Junot Diaz

529 West 141st Street, Hamilton Heights townhouse, Junot Diaz

529 West 141st Street, Hamilton Heights townhouse, Junot Diaz

The house is nothing fancy, but it is located in the Hamilton Heights Historic District and has a spacious outdoor garden. It’s 4,755 square feet total; the first and second floors are two floor-through, two-bedroom units, and the third and fourth floor is a four-bedroom duplex. Diaz works as a professor at MIT, so it makes sense that he wanted to unload the house.

[Listing: 529 West 141st Street by Robin (RJ) Lennon and Brian Phillips of Douglas Elliman]

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