The Real Deal New York

Ta-Nehisi Coates shells out $2.1M for Brooklyn townhouse

Writer paid full asking price for 2,656 sf home

May 05, 2016 04:30PM

Inside 207 Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Garden (inset: Ta-Nehisi Coates)

Inside 207 Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Garden (inset: Ta-Nehisi Coates)

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author of “Between the World and Me” and a recipient of the MacArthur “genius” grant, is the new owner of a $2.1 million brownstone in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

The writer, known for his piercing commentary on race relations, paid full ask for the three-story, five-bedroom house at 207 Lincoln Road in Brooklyn, the New York Post reported.

Inside 207 Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Garden

Inside 207 Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Garden

Coates purchased the property through an LLC known as the Ellen And William Craft Excursions – no doubt a nod to Ellen and William Craft, slaves from Georgia who fled to Philadelphia by posing as a white male planter and his personal servant.

The 2,656-square-foot house, which sold for $790 per foot, has original wood floors, pocket doors and tin ceilings, as well as a chef’s kitchen and backyard. Corcoran Group’s Keith Mack and Sylvia Dimova had the listing. The sellers, Katrina and Arthur Motch, paid $990,000 for the house in 2010. [NYP] – E.B. Solomont

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