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Bird’s house: Charlie Parker’s old residence asking over $9M

Landmarked brownstone famous for affiliation with late jazz legend

October 22, 2015 01:41PM

151 Avenue B

Charlie Parker and 151 Avenue B in Alphabet City

Jazz legend Charlie Parker’s old Alphabet City dwelling is on the market for $9.25 million.

The landmarked Charlie Parker Residence at 151 Avenue B, across from Tompkins Square Park, is a Gothic Revival-style, 23-foot-wide brownstone built around 1849. The townhouse is divided into four full-floor apartments, including the ground-level floor where the legendary saxophonist once lived.

Parker’s old pad comes with a parlor floor, three fireplaces and a private garden including a koi pond, according to the New York Post, while the building features double-wood doors, high ceilings and original wood floors.

The townhouse can stay divided or be converted back into a single-family mansion. Halstead Property’s Elizabeth Stile has the listing. [NYP]Rey Mashayekhi