See Maya Angelou’s HOME That Just Broke Record After Selling For $4 MILL!

Posted On : August 9, 2016

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The late, iconic, Dr. Maya Angelou, has another accolade to add to her monumental list of groundbreaking accomplishments. This one comes to her posthumously and it’s the record breaking sale of on of her Harlem brownstone residence, which by the way, she purchased after her good friends Ashford & Simpson recommended she buy it in 2002. Angelou trusted Nick and Valerie’s opinions so much, that she bought the home on their word alone, before ever laying her eyes on the property.

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Ms. Angelou’s Harlem home has just been sold for a whopping $4.75 MILLION, breaking the NY record for the most expensive single-family home ever sold in the history of Harlem.

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Somebody wanted a piece of the “Phenomenal Woman’s” powerful legacy really bad and I can’t say that I blame ’em because after all, living among the legacy of such greatness, like Dr. Angelou’s, is probably priceless. Check out the rest of the details about Maya Angelou’s home below:

Via Page Six: Maya Angelou’s Harlem brownstone has sold for $4,075,000 — or $1,138.58 per square foot. That’s a colossal price for a Harlem residential property, according to listing agent Valon Nikci of Link NY Realty. The property hit the market in January asking $5.1 million.

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“The home is a record breaker, being the most expensive single-family home per square foot sold in Harlem,” Nikci says.


The 20-foot-wide house on West 120th Street was the poet and civil rights activist’s New York City home for almost a decade, although her principal residence was in Winston-Salem, NC.

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She eventually transformed the property into a five-bedroom, five-bathroom stunner with an 800-square-foot kitchen.

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In the Harlem home, the Times reports, Angelou “entertained scores of friends like Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson with dance parties and competitive Boggle games and whipped up her signature smothered chicken.”

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I’m sure Oprah would give just about anything to have one last taste of that smothered chicken from Ms. Angelou, whom she considered to be a like her second mother and very good friend of her’s.Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 8.49.32 AM