Over the years we have been following the troubled tale of the former home of poet, Langston Hughes. We thought its conversion to a performance space and cultural center was the end of the story, but that was short lived. Since then, the house has gone on and off the real estate market. It sits in quiet dignity hidden behind vines of creeping ivy on a aged block in East Harlem. Read an excerpt from The New York Times, City Room section.
Uptown in East Harlem, the former home of the poet and writer Langston Hughes, which has been on and off the market, is on again.The town house, at 20 East 127th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, is listed at $1 million. That’s a rock-bottom price for a five-bedroom four-bath home in Manhattan. But as the listing says, “Bring your architect and contractors!”
Built in 1869, this is a serious fixer-upper.
Still, says the listing agent, Michael Pellegrino of Sotheby’s International Realty: “It’s almost a no-brainer. Five years down the road the house would be worth twice as much.”
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