By Caroline Biggs

Published on August 4, 2016

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Per 6sqft, the four-story townhouse, nestled inside the Mt. Morris Park Historic District, sold for $4M.

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The 6,500 square foot estate boasts five bedrooms, five baths, a formal dining room—with a cloud-painted ceiling—and a private backyard garden.

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Originally built in 1909, the place underwent a gut renovation in 2004, right before Angelou moved in, adding modern amenities like an elevator, skylights, and proper basement.

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However many of the home’s authentic architectural details still intact, including the parquet floors, crown moldings, curved banisters, and loads of wainscoting found throughout the space.

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The third floor master suite features a tiled fireplace, bay-style windows and an oversized library that was custom built for professor/ poet Angelou.

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There’s even a cozy, oak-covered kitchen—complete with a marble center island and fireplace—for cooking on the first floor of the spread.