Maya Angelou’s former Harlem brownstone sells after spending a year and a half on the market

July 25, 2019

Image of Maya Angelou via Wiki Commons; listing images courtesy of Warburg Realty

In 2001, one year before Maya Angelou purchased her personal residence—an elegant brownstone in the Mount Morris Park Historic District—the late author and activist bought an investment property about 10 blocks away at 29 East 129th Street for only $275,000. During the years in which she resided in New York, she served as landlord of the three-family East Harlem property, comprised of a garden level duplex and two full-floor one-bedroom apartments. Angelou’s estate maintained the property following her death in 2014 and sold the residence to the current owner in 2016 for $1.98 million. The townhouse was most recently listed for $2.65 million in February 2018. A few price chops later, it finally found a new owner and closed for $2.3 million, as the New York Post reported.

The garden level duplex is a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath unit with a walk-in closet and a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. This unit gets access to the backyard, which features a patio area.

Both the second and third floors have one-bedroom apartments, with hardwood flooring and many windows throughout.

There’s also a full cellar downstairs, already outfitted with a common laundry room and dedicated storage space for each apartment. The listing notes that all units have updated and modern appliances and cabinets and both the roof and fire sprinkler system were recently upgraded.

[Via New York Post]

[Listing: 29 East 129th Street by Kemdi Anosike of Warburg Realty]


Listing images courtesy of Warburg Realty

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