Famous novelist and former Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, the former home of Tribeca, is officially for sale.
Morrison’s land, which died last year, listed its former home on the 10th floor of a textile building at 66 Leonard Street for $ 4.75 million. Morrison bought her unit in 2014 for $ 3.8 million.
The house with an area of 2320 square meters has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The third bedroom was transformed into a writing room and an extensive library, where, according to his agent Amanda Brainerd, Morrison kept a collection of Mark Twain’s books in addition to her own works.
“It’s definitely a very personal apartment,” she said.
Simone Mailman and Gerard Ryan of Brown Harris Stevens are selling alongside Brainerd.
The Attic is one of several New York homes Morrison has maintained over the years, including a modest house in Grand View-on-Hudson, about 25 miles north of New York City.
The important textile building was designed at the turn of the 20th century by architect Henry Hardenbergh, who was also responsible for the Plaza Hotel and Dakota. The Tribeca building, which was originally home to textile showrooms and offices, was renovated 20 years ago into a residential condominium with 46 units.
Other famous residents over the years included economist Nouriel Roubini, who hosted a “cultural salon” in the house with activities ranging from debates to book parties to live performances.
The building also has one commercial unit, which was bought last year by former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.