Photographs courtesy of Warburg Realty
Maya Angelou is remembered for being a moving poet and civil rights activist, but few may know that she was also a Manhattan landlord. The literary legend picked up this circa-1900 home in 2001 for just $275,000 and rented out its three charming units until her death in 2014. It sold in 2016, then hit the market for $2.65 million in February 2018, and now it has sold for a slightly less $2.3 million.This sale isn’t just a win for the new owner, but also for apartment-hunters who love bright spaces and historic details. There are three full-floor units, with the bottom apartment including the garden level as well. A cellar offers tenants storage space and an equipped laundry room.Inside, everything has been updated with modern appliances and style, while the structure’s architectural integrity has stayed perfectly intact. The new owner may even decide to take one of the unit’s for himself or herself, although Angelou opted to live in a townhouse on the Upper West Side while she was the landlord.Kemdi Anosike of Warburg Realty
had the listing, which the New York Post
first reported recently sold.