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    Maya Angelou's Harlem home hits the market

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    The Harlem home where beloved writer Maya Angelou lived for the last decade of her life is on the market for $5.095 million.

    Angelou, who bought the four-story brownstone sight unseen in 2002, entertained friends such as Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson there with dance parties and competitive Boggle games, The New York Times reported.

    The 6,500-square-foot home features 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, including two master suites.

    It boasts an elevator, two fireplaces and — true to its 1909 vintage — a dumbwaiter. The living room reaches more than 12 feet high, and the home includes multiple chandeliers, hardwood floors and its original banisters.

    The dining room’s dropped ceiling displays a painting of the sky, and a wet bar leads to stairs to the garden.

    Angelou died in 2014. “Someone buying this property will obtain a piece of cultural history. We are honored to be the exclusive listing broker for Dr. Angelou’s home,” said Valon Nikci of Link NY Realty.




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    I'd definitely do some updating to that kitchen, but I really like the overall structure of the home, it's quite nice.

    Being a non-city folk such as myself I always struggle to understand why people spend so much money on homes that are connected to other homes that have no land attached to them. I understand that to be the norm for a city such as NYC, but I think being a home owner I couldn't imagine my owned home sharing walls with someone else's owned home.
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    This place does nothing for me. Some of the photos are so stretched, it's ridiculous.
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    The kitchen and bathrooms are a nightmare.
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    ^^^^
    and that tacky ass recessed ceiling fresco of the sky.
    the house itself is nice though a little heavy on the wood paneling which I think darkens a home. kitchens and bathrooms are ugly as fuck and all the tilework around the fireplaces is depressing. all the light fixtures are nasty. needs a major update
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    This place does nothing for me. Some of the photos are so stretched, it's ridiculous.
    oh no wonder, i was gonna say look how long those tubs are!

    it would be cooler if maya came with the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by panic View Post
    it would be cooler if maya came with the house.
    I think you wouldn't want her in her current state. Which is dead.
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