Westchester Residential Broker Sells Maya Angelou’s Townhome for Record Price

John Jordan | July 2016

58 West 120th St Interior

NEW YORK—The late poet and author Maya Angelou’s former brownstone townhouse in Harlem was sold by Westchester brokerage firm Link NY Realty for a reported purchase price of approximately $4 million.

58 West 120th St Exterior
58 West 120th St Exterior

Listing Broker Valon Nikci, CEO of Bronxville-based Link NY, said, “The home is a record breaker, being the most expensive single-family home per square foot sold in Harlem. Fortunately, the brownstone still possesses her influence with customization of her own.”

Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou the Medal of Freedom
Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou the Medal of Freedom

The four-story house at 58 West 120th St. sold for about $4 million or approximately $727-a-square-foot, according to the Real Deal.

Angelou, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 86, acquired the property in 2002 and undertook extensive renovations before taking occupancy two years later. The 20-foot wide townhouse features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, three half-bathrooms and an elevator. Angelou also maintained a home in North Carolina.

The property was originally listed at $5.095 million.

 

 

John Jordan
Editor, Real Estate In-Depth